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Maybe 'I do' : modern marriage & the pursuit of happiness / Kevin Andrews
Bib ID 6105053
Format BookBook
Author
Andrews, Kevin, 1955-
 
Description Ballan, Vic. : Connor Court Publishing, 2012 
485 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9781922168016
Summary

This book reviews the evidence on the benefits of marriage for society, children, and adults. It argues that healthy, stable, and happy marriages are the optimal institution for promoting individual wellbeing and healthy societies. It reviews the purpose of marriage, changing social values, divorce and one parent families, cohabitation, and the pursuit of personal happiness. Chapters include: The pursuit of marital happiness; Happy, healthy and secure adults; Happy, healthy and well-adjusted children; Happy, healthy and prosperous societies; Changing cultural values; The changing regulation of marriage and divorce; The decline in marital permanence; Soul mates and cohabitation; The growing marriage divide; Policy responses; From culture wars to common good; and Modern marriage and the pursuit of happiness.

Full contents
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Marriage matters:
  • 1. The pursuit of marital happiness
  • 2. Happy, healthy and secure adults
  • 3. Happy, healthy and well-adjusted children
  • 4. Happy, healthy and prosperous societies
  • Part II. The new culture:
  • 5. Changing cultural values
  • 6. The changing regulation of marriage and divorce
  • Part III. Maybe 'I do':: the retreat from marriage
 
Notes

Cover title.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Subjects Marriage.  |  Home.  |  Families  |  Australian
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