12) When cohabitation alone without any other control variables was considered, the greater risk of marital separation of couples who cohabited
prior to marriage than couples who did not cohabit was 11% for those who married in the 1970s and only 2% for those who married in the early 1990s.
Among the total 72 patients from both groups who used barrier contraception, preeclampsia occurred nearly seven times more often in women who had cohabited
with their partners for less than 4 months, compared with those cohabiting for a year or more.
Both the marital and cohabiting wage differentials are statistically significant with currently married men earning about 22% more and currently cohabiting men earning about 13% more than the base group of men who have never married or cohabited
The study didn't single out young adults, or look at young adults who cohabited
In Lyddan,(19) the Second Circuit held that an individual who cohabited
with his wife could not claim head-of -household status.
Furthermore, for couples who initially cohabited
but subsequently got married, the risks of separation were 7 pc and 29 pc at the child's fifth and 16th birthdays, respectively.
By 1997 over 60% of couples getting married had previously cohabited
She added: "The statistics show that the divorce rate is higher amongst couples that cohabited
before marriage than with those who did not.