The Case for Marriage (Book Review)

Reviews the book 'The Case for Marriage,' by Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher.

By PT Staff, published on May 1, 2001 - last reviewed on June 14, 2012

Suffering from cold feet? Try reading The Case for Marriage. Authors LindaWaite, Ph.D., a University of Chicago sociology professor, and Maggie Gallagher, a syndicated columnist and director of the Institute for American Values' marriage program, argue that married people are happier, healthier, richer, more sexually satisfied and live longer than unmarried people. Written in a conversational style, the case is supported by 25 pages of footnotes and 15 pages of references. Hailed by some experts and condemned by others, this controversial book is worth a look by anyone debating the relative merits of wedlock and single life.