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The HARP: Understanding the Links Between Marriage and Health

The Health and Relationships Project (HARP) is a sociological study of marriage and health. We want to hear about the experiences of married couples, especially those experiences related to stress and health, health care, and  how partners take care of each other during periods of illness or injury. We want to talk to heterosexual and same-sex couples, black, white, Hispanic, Asian-American, and mixed-race couples, those with college degrees and those without, couples with children at home, couples whose children are grown, and couples who don’t have children at all. If you’re between 35 and 65 years old, married, and living together for at least 3 years, we want to hear from you!

We are currently enrolling couples from Texas, Ohio, and Massachusetts to be a part of HARP. Participation in the HARP is a two-phase process that involves completing surveys online. The first 200 couples who complete the surveys will receive a $100 American Express gift card. 

Want to learn more? Keep reading!

  • Want to participate in the study? If you and your spouse are between the ages of 35 and 65 and have been married for at least five years, and you want to participate in the study, SIGN UP HERE.
  • Visit about the research to learn more about the study, including our methods and goals.
  • Visit meet the researchers to learn about the HARP team.
  • Visit our blog to get updates about the project and to learn about the latest research on relationships and health.
  • Questions? Comments? Contact us!