Adolescent Romantic Relationships as Precursors of Healthy Adult Marriages: A Review of Theory, Research, and Programs.

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Karney, Benjamin R.
Beckett, Megan K.
Collins, Rebecca L.
Shaw, Rebecca.
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RAND Corporation.
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This report evaluates current theory, research, and interventions addressing the role of adolescent romantic relationships in the development of healthy adult marriages. The analyses presented are intended to be of use to several different audiences, including program developers and those working directly with adolescents, policymakers developing polices to support healthy marriages, and researchers seeking to build upon the existing research and theory in this area. (Author abstract)