Cohen 8 - Cohen Chapter 8 Marriage and Cohabitation Key Terms MARRIAGE MARKET The social space in which people search for potential marriage partners

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Cohen Chapter 8 Marriage and Cohabitation Key Terms MARRIAGE MARKET: The social space in which people search for potential marriage partners COHABITATION: living together as a sexual or romantic couple without being married SELECTION EFFECT: The problem that occurs when the cause is being studied has already been determined by the outcome that is under investigation Questions for Review: WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF THE MAJOR TRENDS IN MARRIAGE RATES IN THE LAST FIFTY YEARS? Marriage rates have fallen; most people are marring at older ages and an increase in the number of people that never marry Rates falling faster for some groups; African Americans and mixed ethnic groups Concentrated among those with higher education and income EXPLAIN THE PARADOX OF PEOPLE WITH HIGHER INCOMES MARRYING MORE THAN PEOPLE WITH LOWER INCOMES. People with higher incomes don’t have as much economic need to marry, they are more sought after for marriage, thus they have more choices in the “marriage markets” and tips the balance
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