Reading 14 - Reading 14 There have been significant changes...

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Reading 14 There have been significant changes in the institute of marriage and the life course. Alternative pathways through adulthood such as childbearing of marriage, living with a partner without ever marrying and living apart are more accepted. The median age of marriage has changed from 22 in 1890, 20 in 1950 to 25 in 2002. Pg. 190 Unmarried adults have went from living at home or paying room and board in the early 1900s to living independently. Five out of six adults now graduate from high school and one third completed college, compared to 1/3 high school graduates and one sixteenth college graduates in the 1940s. Cohabitation is now a prelude to marriage or a series of relationships that may be a substitute for marriage. About half of these end through marriage or breakup within a year. About 40% of non-marital births are born to cohabitating couple. Pg. 192 As rates of entry into marriage were declining rates of exit by divorce was increasing. At the beginning of the 20
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Reading 14 - Reading 14 There have been significant changes...

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