Cohabitation

Cohabitation - Cohabitation Trends and statistics in...

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Trends and statistics in Marriage Postponement of marriage Changes in extent of marriage Changes in age of first marriage Why? Disinterest in committed relationships? Economics and Education Cohabitation Majority of remarriages and remarriages begin this way Increase in all age groups Most young men and women either have or will cohabit
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Cohabitation 1960 to 2001 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1998 2002 Unmarried couples living together (in millions)
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Cohabitation stats Tenfold increase over last 40 years 5.5 million couples 4.9 million heterosexual couples and 600,000 gay and lesbian couples Percentages of marriage preceded by cohabitation 10% in 1960s Over 50% in 1990s
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Characteristics of those who cohabit Mostly young adults Lower education 40% have children Those with divorced parents more likely to cohabit Lower quality relationships More liberal attitudes (sexuality)
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