What The New York Times Gets Wrong About Marriage, Health, and Well-Being
Last week, a New York Times Op-Ed, “Get Married, Get Healthy? Maybe Not,” called into question a large body of research indicating that marriage is associated with better health, less depression, and greater well-being. From a rigorous research perspective, some of the earlier studies were indeed methodologically weak, but in the past two decades, that has changed. There are now a number of strong studies that reinforce and demonstrate that marriage—in addition to being a good in and of itself—is associated with better health.