Published: 04 December 2017

What does it mean for the husband when his wife keeps her own surname?

New study shows a woman’s marital surname choice influences how people perceive the distribution of power in a marriage.

An Analysis Focusing on Gender-Typed Traits and Relationship Power Dynamics.

Findings provide insight into attitudes that may help to explain the longevity of the marital surname tradition. Findings also join with prior research in revealing links between commonplace marriage traditions and gendered power dynamics.

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