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How do dating and mate selection differ?
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In mate selection, other attributes may become more important (e.g., potential stability) Mate selection leads to marriage or marriage-like cohabitation (with the intention of permanence) Conclusion: Dating is a short-term fun. Mate Selection is long-term commitment and marriage. Families Across the Life Course Chapter 4: Cohabitation Note: text very imp. What do you know about cohabitation? Most people who cohabitate don’t know about the rules around it Individuals who cohabitate, higher divorce rate Non-Marital Cohabitation Late adolescence and early adulthood bring increased opportunites to form intimate relationships outside your kinship structure Historically, marriage would be the next step but not so in the 21 st century The rise of non marital cohabitation has been one of the most one of the most important trends in the study of the life course of the family due to immense increase of the vast majority engaging in cohabitation o Cohabitation has moved from being viewed as a deviant form of union formation to the preferred social norm that precedes marriage Conclusion: Non-Marital Cohabitation is important to researchers because it went from a rapid change as something viewed abnormal to something normal Why do people get married? Historical Context: Marriage as a significant life event has gained privileged status over other forms of union formation Latter half of the 20 th century gave rise to significant changes, including the rise in the prevalence and acceptance of non-marital cohabitation Some individuals choose to live together without marrying as a sort of protest Marriage has historically been an institution that formed out of economic necessity Women relied on men to provide protection and provisions for themselves and their children Men relied on women for child care and meal preparation Children are economic assets who provided additional labour to meet household needs Due to industrial revolution, economic dependency is broken today
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Conclusion: People get married in the past lets you gain privileged status also it was an economic necessity. Now, in the present, people get married less often because economic dependency is broken. However, cohabitation is hardly ever seen in traditional societies such as Asia. In the US: Ever cohabiting Quebec: 1/3 of were non-married unions.. much higher than rest of Canada Can help us to understand diff. outcomes of cohabitations Social norms are changing in cohabiting unions, they are becoming similar in stability to marriage unions In 1950s, when there was social stigma, they have diff. reasons for cohabitation. Have distinctive demographic characteristics than people who don’t during that time. Some individuals choose to live together without marrying as a sort of protest Now, with no social stigma, not so much distinctive demographic characteristics. How do other factors work together to influence the rise of cohabitation?
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