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Unformatted text preview: 22% 3. Women 25-29 19% 40% i. 35-39 7% 14% b. Rise of Cohabitation i. Cohabitation is couples living together as partners outside of marriage 1. Difficult to get solid evidence 2. Housemates and friends: not quite cohabiters, but easily confused as such. 3. Reluctance to reveal such partnerships in an official way 4. A historical tendency to overlook same sex partners 5. 41% of women aged 15-44 have cohabited at some point 6. change over time a. 1990-2000: 72% increase b. 1960-2000: 900% increase ii. Who does it? 1. 55% are under age 35 2. 50% have been married before 3. 41% have children under age of 18 iii. What happens to different sex partnerships 5 years past the move in date? 1. 55% get married 2. 35% break up 3. 10% remain cohabitators iv. Implications for marital bliss? 1. General method: a. Compare couples who did and did not cohabitate with their spouse prior to marriage....
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- Fall '08