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ERIC Number: EJ466545
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Premarital Cohabitation and Marital Instability: A Test of the Unconventionality Hypothesis.
Demaris, Alfred; MacDonald, William
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v55 n2 p399-407 May 1993
Examined whether greater instability of marriage begun by premarital cohabitation can be accounted for by cohabitors' greater unconventionality in family ideology. Hypothesis was largely unsupported. Family attitudes/beliefs did not account for differences in stability. Controlling for background differences, only serial cohabitation was associated with greater instability among intact first marriages of up to 10 years' duration. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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