Brian J. Willoughby, Ph.D.

The Marriage Paradox: Why Emerging Adults Love Marriage Yet Push it Aside 

This book represents the first attempt to explain through data and theory why emerging adults are retreating from marriage despite reporting that it is still important to them.  The book also:

  • Gives voice to emerging adults' views on marriage with quotations from them throughout
  • For the first time, fully describes the findings of a three-year, mixed-methods study on marriage among emerging adults
  • Blends national data, previous research findings, and a focused sample of middle-class emerging adults

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