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  1. Start studying Chapter 19 Human Growth. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
  2. Cohabitation can be an alternative to marriage in situations where marriage is not possible for financial or family reasons (such as same-sex, interracial or interreligious marriages). Cohabitation, sometimes called de facto marriage, is becoming more commonly known as a substitute for conventional marriage.
  3. Cohabitation is more commonly the choice of first union among blacks than among whites, and almost half of Puerto Ricans cohabit as their first union. 4 The racial gap in union formation is diminished when both cohabitation and marriage are considered rather than just marriage. 5 Many socioeconomic characteristics that influence the behavior of cohabitors, such as income and education, 6 differ .
  4. Mar 28,  · One reason for the low commitment in cohabitation is that cohabitation is an ambiguous state—it is not clear yet which direction it will take and what the nature of this relationship and its.
  5. Jul 23,  · “Convenience” is a good thing, but it’s not the basis for making a decision that will affect your entire life. Married life is sometimes inconvenient and even demanding. Cohabitation for convenience is poor preparation for that kind of commitment. Research bears this out.
  6. -Cohabitation: before, after, instead of marriage or singlehood-By early s, 62% of marriages preceeded by cohabitation Cohabitation couples are diverse: More common aomng less affluent and less educated-Increasingly a context for childrearing-Cohabitation relatively unstable in the US.

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