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How do dating and mate selection differ?
•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 CourseChapter 4: CohabitationNote: text very imp.What do you know about cohabitation?Most people who cohabitate don’t know about the rules around itIndividuals who cohabitate, higher divorce rateNon-Marital CohabitationLate adolescence and early adulthood bring increased opportunites to form intimaterelationships outside your kinship structureHistorically, marriage would be the next step but not so in the 21stcenturyThe 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 cohabitationoCohabitation has moved from being viewed as a deviant form of union formation to the preferred social norm that precedes marriageConclusion:Non-Marital Cohabitation is important to researchers because it went from a rapid change as something viewed abnormal to something normalWhy do people get married?Historical Context:Marriage as a significant life event has gained privileged status over other forms of union formationLatter half of the 20thcentury gave rise to significant changes, including the rise in the prevalence and acceptance of non-marital cohabitationSome individuals choose to live together without marrying as a sort of protestMarriage has historically been an institution that formed out of economic necessityWomen relied on men to provide protection and provisions for themselves and their childrenMen relied on women for child care and meal preparationChildren are economic assets who provided additional labour to meet household needsDue to industrial revolution, economic dependency is broken today
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 cohabitingQuebec: 1/3 of were non-married unions.. much higher than rest of CanadaCan help us to understand diff. outcomes of cohabitationsSocial norms are changing in cohabiting unions, they are becoming similar in stability to marriage unionsIn 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 protestNow, with no social stigma, not so much distinctive demographic characteristics. How do other factors work together to influence the rise of cohabitation?