Cohabitation Breakups Rise
Half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, a statistic that has remained constant for the last two decades. A modest increase, however, is occurring in the instability of first unions, which includes cohabiting as well as married couples.
About one-third of women under 30 in their first union between 1987 and 1994 broke off their relationships, according to research published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. That percentage is up from 31% for women in their first union between 1980 and 1986.
For women under 30, the percentage who have ended a. first marriage has remained at 22%.
Disparities occur in marriage and …
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Publication information: Article title: Cohabitation Breakups Rise. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Futurist. Volume: 37. Issue: 5 Publication date: September-October 2003. Page number: 6+. © 1999 World Future Society. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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