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Marital status and generalized trust in other people: A population-based study

Lindström, Martin LU (2012) In The Social Science Journal 49(1). p.20-23
Abstract
The association between marital status and generalized trust in other people was investigated. The public health survey in Skane 2008 is a cross-sectional study including 28,198 persons (55% participation rate) aged 18-80 in southern Sweden. Logistic regression models investigated associations between marital status and trust, adjusting for age, country of birth, education, emotional support, instrumental support and economic stress. 33.9% of the men and 35.7% of the women had low trust. The significantly higher odds ratios of low trust for unmarried men and women and divorced men remained throughout the analyses, while the significant association disappeared for divorced women in the final model. In contrast, the odds ratios of low trust... (More)
The association between marital status and generalized trust in other people was investigated. The public health survey in Skane 2008 is a cross-sectional study including 28,198 persons (55% participation rate) aged 18-80 in southern Sweden. Logistic regression models investigated associations between marital status and trust, adjusting for age, country of birth, education, emotional support, instrumental support and economic stress. 33.9% of the men and 35.7% of the women had low trust. The significantly higher odds ratios of low trust for unmarried men and women and divorced men remained throughout the analyses, while the significant association disappeared for divorced women in the final model. In contrast, the odds ratios of low trust for widows/widowers remained not significant compared to the married/cohabitating category throughout the analyses. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Inc on behalf of Western Social Science Association. (Less)
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Social capital, Trust, Economic stress, Education, Marital status, Sweden
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49
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10.1016/j.soscij.2011.07.002
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  author       = {Lindström, Martin},
  issn         = {0362-3319},
  keyword      = {Social capital,Trust,Economic stress,Education,Marital status,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {20--23},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {The Social Science Journal},
  title        = {Marital status and generalized trust in other people: A population-based study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soscij.2011.07.002},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2012},
}