Unemployment induced adaptations: Relationships among economic responses and individual and marital well-being

Mari S. Wilhelm, Carl A. Ridley

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Abstract

This study explores the impact of consumption changes, implemented during unemployment, on perceived economic, marital, and emotional functioning of 34 husbands and 34 wives. Questionnaires completed at the onset of unemployment assessed initial level of perceived functioning. Questionnaires completed one year later assessed the level of functioning in three areas and the extent to which seven categories of consumption changes were implemented. Multivariate analyses determined that credit use and income raising are significant predictors of economic satisfaction. Changes in income raising, credit use, planning, and store choice are significant predictors of marital adjustment. None of the changes predict depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-20
Number of pages16
JournalLifestyles Family and Economic Issues
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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