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Interaction with Kin, Social-Status, and Well-Being

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Using data from London, England; Los Angeles, California; and Sydney, Australia, several hypotheses about the relationships between kinship interaction, social status, and subjective well-being are developed. It is found that social statuses are generally not correlated with interaction with kin. Interaction with immediate kin is positively correlated with overall well-being and marriage well-being, although it is more strongly correlated with the latter concept. Interaction with extended kin positively affects overall well-being, but not marriage well-being. There are few significant variations among cities.


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