because they moved in together. (causal relationship particular to marriage) 4.Benefits of Joint Household a.It is a lot cheaper. b.Companionship.5.Benefits a.Longer time horizons take chances when it comes to career b.Insurance c.Psychological Benefits Give life meaning, dependabilityd.Psychological dynamics of relationship will change6.Evidence a.Waite Married/Compared to Divorced people and this is problematic they had hard times or trouble to people who had a divorce. b.Compare to people whose spouse dies. 7.Linda Waite marriage is beneficial a.Something about marriage makes people better off. b.Strong: Women have more probability of surviving as they get older if they are married. How does divorce affect Children?1.Research on Divorce and Children a.Political- Often times used in a conservative political agenda. They frame it in a way that all divorce is bad for children. b.Therapeutic- under what conditions is divorce most stressful. c.Sociology- divorce is one of the major indicators that the family has changed. Gives us incite into how family has changed. 2.Divorce and Child Well-Being: 2010 a.Children with divorced parents on average score lower on emotional behavior, social, health, and academic outcomes. b.Most children who experience divorce do accomplish life goals. c.Short-term or Long-term There is a difference c.i.Less education, more problems in their own marriages, greater risk of experiencing divorce.