Sociologist Dr. Hiroshi Ono discusses a study examining the relationship between specialization and happiness in marriage in the United States and Japan.
The findings, based on the General Social Surveys in the U.S. and Japan, indicate both similarities and differences in the determinants of marital happiness in the two countries. The research highlights how marital quality is affected by the institutional context and the normative environment.
Ono is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University. His areas of interest are economic sociology, stratification and inequality, work and labor markets, and international business.