3-18_notes - 3/18/08 Follow-up Questions 1. Marriage...

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3/18/08 - Follow-up Questions 1. Marriage license and courses - Starting sept ’08 – waive license fee and no cost of class. - 8 hours of premarital instruction - specific type – TBD - future website – “Twogether in Texas” 2. Prenuptial agreements and marital permanence - 3 search types - Found no research directly addresses question - Found no quantitative research on divorce and prenuptial 1-Minute paper themes - Cohabitation and marriage - Personality characteristics Cohabitation and Marital Success 1. Happiness/Satisfaction - Cohabitors who later marry are less happy with their marriages than marrieds who never cohabited. 2. Stability/Longevity - The experience of cohabiting (even if you marry a different partner) greatly increases the likelihood of having an instable subsequent marriage. Cohabitation and Marital Success 1. Selection Effect - People who cohabit are fundamentally different than those who choose not to, these differences cause the instability - 3 rd variable “Z” is cause-
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