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'Marriage is more than being together : the meaning of marriage for young adults.'
Kefalas et al 2001
The central arguments
Bold differences in attitudes between certain groups of young adults acorss various regions of America.
Uncover two distinct categories that place very different views on the meanings of marriage
Key Points/ concepts
Marriage naturalists compromising 1/5 of thesample are largeley from rural America
They follow the fast track into marriage that defined the mid-twentieth century
Marriage planners compromising the remainder of the sample, based in metropolitan areas, follow an elongated journey into adulthood.
Findings applied to debates about whether marriage is resiliant in decline or becoming deinstitutionalised
Planners delay their journey into marriage as a response to the elongated transition into adulthood.