Marriage: Psychological Implications, Social Expectations and Role of Sexuality


Piero E. Esposito (Editor)
Cristoforo I. Lombardi (Editor)

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status, Family Issues in the 21st Century
BISAC: SOC026010

In this book, the authors explore the psychological implications, social expectations and role of sexuality in marriage today. Topics presented from across the globe include the nature of the sexual relationship in marriage and during transition to parenthood; gender attitudes in marriage and the division of unpaid family work; health concerns of transnational marriage of immigrant women in Taiwan; couple generativity in relation to familial and social bonds; the marriage and health association; and the social structures that influence marriage and divorce. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Here Comes the Baby Carriage, but Where Goes Our Sex Life?: Sexuality and the Transition to Parenthood
(Karlene Cunningham, Richard E. Mattson, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA)

Marriage and Division of Family Responsibilities: Evidence from a Local Italian Study
(Lorenzo Todesco, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin, Italy)

Health Concerns of Transnational Marriage: Immigrant Women in Taiwan
(Yung-Mei Yang, Hsiu-Hung Wang, Kaohsiung Medical University, College of Nursing, Taiwan)

Beyond Satisfaction: Generativity as a New Outcome of Couple Functioning
(Anna Bertoni, Miriam Parise, Raffaella Iafrate, Catholic University of Milan of the Sacred Heart, Italy)

Own and Spouse’s Age, Height and Socio-Economic Status Affect Self Estimation of Health in Men and Women
(Martin Fieder, Susanne Huber, Horst Seidler, Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria)

Is There a Magic Formula? Mate Selection and the Optimization of the Marriage Market
(Jacques-Antoine Gauthier, Nguyen Vi Cao, Marlene Sapin, Emmanuel Fragniere, Eric Widmer, Universities of Lausanne, Geneva & Bath and others)*


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