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Cohabitation: A Snapshot

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Publication Date: May 1998

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Hilda Rodriguez

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Takes a demographic look at cohabitation. Also provided is a list of the characteristics of cohabitors and of their relationships, some of which includes (1) the least educated are the most likely to be cohabiting; (2) one reason for the popularity of cohabitation is the perception that it is easier to end a cohabiting relationship than to end a marriage; and (3) children living in cohabiting households are more likely to be officially poor than those living in married couple households.