Wisdom from Experience: Understanding Men's Experience of Marriage and Poverty
Date of Paper/Work
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Type of Paper/Work
Clinical research paper
Pa Der Vang
The current study looked to understand the relationship between marriage and poverty from a male perspective. Previous research identified a number of barriers to marriage of those in poverty, with an emphasis on a female perspective. Previous research also found that there is a desire to marry amongst women who have experienced poverty, however many do not because of the lack of quality, marriage-ready candidates. The current research sought to fill this gap through better understanding men's experience of marriage and poverty. Data was collected through a qualitative design by interviewing 13 men who had experienced poverty and had been married. The data was analyzed through open coding and organized around grounded categories.
marriage, poverty, men
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Rusnak, Aaron, "Wisdom from Experience: Understanding Men's Experience of Marriage and Poverty" (2015). Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers. 509.