Are married or cohabiting couples happier?
Nicole M. King
| 30 September 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
Married men and women enjoy better subjective well-being than do their cohabiting peers.
Men and women move in together with very different expectations
| 11 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
Cohabiting men are less committed than their female partners.
The real lives of 20-somethings
| 26 March 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
Pop cultures gives a false impression of the lives of twenty-something Americans by leaving out the children they are having, marriage scholar Brad Wilcox writes in Slate.
Marriage is different from cohabitation - Canadian court
| 26 January 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Quebec can exclude cohabiting couples from receiving spousal support in the event of relationship breakdown.
Are married folks happier than those who cohabit?
| 26 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
The short answer, according to a recent study, is Yes, No, Maybe, and It depends.
The norm of cohabitation
“I commit to live with you ... for as long as it works out”
We have talked a fair bit on this website about cohabitation. Here's a video on the subject that pulls no punches.
Sliding versus deciding: the risks of cohabitation
| 17 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
The popular belief that moving in together before marriage is a good way to avoid divorce is simply not borne out by the facts, warns psychologist Meg Jay.
Why “Madmen” actor won’t get married
| 22 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
“My parents got divorced when I was two and never remarried. So it doesn’t mean anything to me,” says Jon Hamm, alias Don Draper.
Why working class young adults are missing out on marriage
Why are young working class Americans not marrying? Why are they having children outside the security of marriage? Researchers went out and asked the young people themselves.
Shouldn’t we just normalise cohabitation?
| 29 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
Is shacking up only a problem because the couples lack social acceptance?
The marriage gap that’s destroying Middle America
This is the issue that should be top of the political agenda - and not only in the United States.
Getting it wrong on cohabitation
| 04 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
A new study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) indicates that children raised by cohabiting couples do no worse on average than children raised by married couples once socio-economic background is taken into account, and therefore there is no good reason on the part of the State to encourage marriage.
Divorce and cohabitation are wrecking Britain, says judge
You might think from the millions of words spilled on the subject lately that the worst thing to have happened to British society in the past 50 years is the News of the World phone hacking scandal. It’s not. A more serious contender is divorce, according to a senior family court judge.
Divorce culture report
The subject is finally getting mainstreamed. It took a whole generation suffering the ravages of family strife for it to make its way into the public conversation. Probably because the children who suffered most are now adults, in the media and the arts.
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