Cohabitation Rising

An analysis of cohabitation, marriage and divorce data from 13 countries, including the USA, shows that living together has become so mainstream that growing numbers of Americans view it as an alternative to marriage. . . .

We’re still the most marrying of all these countries, but the data are clearly headed in the one common direction. It’s headed in the direction of cohabitation as an alternative,” says David Popenoe, the report’s author and co-director of the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University, which studies marriage and child well-being.

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The National Marriage Project report also cites findings from earlier studies showing that children of cohabiting couples are more likely to experience emotional problems, alcoholism and drug abuse.

Strong families = Strong Kids = Stong Future.  Any questions?

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1 comment so far

  1. totaltransformation on

    Not a surprise. If one cannot commit to marriage, how much easier is it to commit to being a good parent? Moreover, those children no doubt are more likely to face a higher turnover in parents (especially “fathers”- step-dad(s)) who in all too many cases neglect and abuse a child they see more as an annoyance than a blessing.


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