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Couples in Later Life
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BVE: Intimacy in Later Life How would you rate the marital satisfaction of this couple? What are the causes of their satisfaction/ dissatisfaction? What problems are they confronting?
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Marriage Demographics Nearly all adults in the US (96%) married once Proportion of people who are married decreases beginning in middle age Decrease is mostly due to death Older women are more likely (59%) than older men (27%) to be widowed
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Life Satisfaction Couples report more life satisfaction than widowed or divorced people Life and marital satisfaction generally higher in later life than earlier (_________) Unsatisfying relationships do not necessarily improve, may worsen Single person with good relationships more satisfied than person in bad marriage
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Health Issues for Couples Increase in health problems in later life Men have more acute health problems Women have more chronic health problems Married individuals have fewer health problems Divorced or widowed individuals have more health problems
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course FMSC 432 taught by Professor Dr.wallen during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.

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