Cohabitation%20Review - HDF 304/WGS 301 Family...

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HDF 304/WGS 301 – Family Relationships Cohabitation Review Sheet Cohabitation 1.How are trends in the age at first marriage associated with cohabitation rates? Median age at 1 st 25 women 27 men. 2. How does the US Census Bureau define cohabitation? What potential problems does this definition have? Households being maintained by in married partners, shared living quarters, and involved in a close personal relationship 3. What percentage of couples cohabit prior to marriage? 50-65% 4.What are the general characteristics of people who choose to cohabit? Lower socioeconomic background and education level (for women of high and lower more likely…U-shaped graph) 5. How do cohabitation rates differ across race? Likelihood of cohabitation about the same 6. What evidence is there that cohabitation is a short term relationship status? Amount of time couples live together…1/2 year or less, 1 in 10 5+ years. Not rejection of marriage concept for most
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course HDF 304 taught by Professor Gray during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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