Males often cohabit
with juvenile females--which is consistent with the predictions of Austad (1984) for cases of first sperm precedence--but males have also been observed cohabiting with adults.
MP for Francistown West, Mr Ignitius Moswaane said the clause on cohabitation should instead allow foreigners to be introduced to the commissioner to take notice of their stay, instead of seeking permission to cohabit
This holds true whether we measure homogamy (i.e., tendency to marry and cohabit
within one's own educational group) or relative social distance (i.e., probability of partnering outside one's own educational group).
Estimation of Male Hourly Wage Function for Full-Time Workers, Excluding Students (Sample 1) and All Young People with Observed Wages (Sample 2): Selected Coefficients (Standard Deviations in Parentheses) Sample 1 Full-Time Workers, Excluding Students (a) (1) (2) (3) Pooled OLS FE Pooled OLS Married 0.022 *** 0.002 (0.003) (0.002) Cohabiting Married or 0.030 *** cohabiting (0.002) Divorced -0.000 -0.016 *** (0.003) (0.005) Previously cohabited
Divorced or previously 0.029 *** cohabited
In the 1980s, people who cohabited
were generally more unconventional, younger, less religious, and frequently had a history of divorce in their families of origin.
It is also highly likely that people observing a rising divorce rate feel less inclined to marry, and cohabit
Moreover, when people who have cohabited
decide to marry, they will often later divorce.
There are self-assessment tools for guiding the couple's decision to marry or cohabit
, reviews of the options for structuring a couple's finances, and thorough discussions of the thorny issues: securing joint health coverage, ensuring a voice in one another's health-care decisions, establishing legal authority over one another's children, deciding when or whether to adopt, and arranging for the orderly transfer of assets from one unmarried partner to another at death.
However, over 100 respondents, who did not cohabit
between interviews but were excluded from the cross-section analysis because of incomplete cohabitation histories, are included in the panel data set because their activities prior to the first survey will difference out from the analysis.
SAM SAYS: The most important thing for you to remember is that, as the current law stands, couples who choose to cohabit
rather than marry are treated differently by the courts in the event of separation.
Since couples who cohabit
are somewhat more likely to divorce when they do marry, Whitehead and Popenoe announced that prior cohabitation predisposes people to divorce--overlooking the more likely possibility that those who are unconventional enough to cohabit
may also be quicker to leave an unhappy marriage.
Six-hundred-twenty university students completed an anonymous confidential questionnaire designed to identify characteristics of college students who cohabit
. While 15 percent of the sample are or have lived together, 86 percent were open to doing so.