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ESSAY; Doctor Marries Doctor: Good Medicine - New York Times

Posted Mar 03 2009 3:12pm
ESSAY; Doctor Marries Doctor: Good Medicine - New York Times: "A recent study in The Annals of Internal Medicine set out to discover what these marriages were like. A group of researchers surveyed 1,208 doctors, comparing the 26 percent in dual-doctor marriages with the rest in ''mixed marriages.'' The researchers looked at three areas: number of hours worked and annual income, number of children and child-rearing arrangements, and perceptions of family and work.

Over all, they found that dual-doctor marriages were relatively happy and stable. Compared with other physicians, doctors in dual-doctor marriages reported greater satisfaction in discussing and sharing work interests with their spouses, more involvement in child rearing by both partners and a higher family income."
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