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ERIC Number: EJ446983
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Cohabitation and Marital Stability: Quality or Commitment.
Thomson, Elizabeth; Colella, Ugo
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v54 n2 p259-67 May 1992
Used data from National Survey of Families and Households to examine cohabitation. Couples who cohabited before marriage reported lower quality marriages, lower commitment to institution of marriage, more individualistic views of marriage (wives only), and greater likelihood of divorce than couples who did not cohabit. Effects were generally stronger for those who had cohabited longer before marriage. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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