About this title: "State of Our Unions 2009 "seeks to answer the following questions: How is the Great Recession affecting the institution of marriage, as measured by changes in marriage and divorce rates in the United States? How do family finances---especially credit card debt and family assets---shape the quality and stability of contemporary married life in America? What does evolutionary psychology and the contemporary study of finance have to tell us about the best division of financial labor for husbands and wives? Is the Great Recession likely to foster egalitarian relationships between husbands and wives?
Note: This is a general synopsis. Each listing is described below.