reported poorer health than heterosexual married couples of similar socioeconomic status, which takes into account levels of education, income and insurance coverage.
Going by the term "selectivity thesis" that some researchers append to it, the cohabiters
are generally a select group of individuals possessing characteristics that are not conducive to a stable relationship (DeMaris & Rao, 1992; Lillard, Brien & Linda, 1995; Budinski & Trovato, 2005).
* Married people are more likely to combine their income than cohabiters
, (16) however, will strongly militate against that rather
As the data allow us to distinguish between different partners, we can observe partner changes and identify cohabiters
who go on to marry.
The demographic success of dogs has to do with their powers of adaptation, their ability to exist as cohabiters
with the most successful predator, to make themselves necessary, if not always useful.
50 percent of women by age 30 are estimated to cohabit (2); Vital Health Statistics finds that for first premarital cohabiters
but if the latest generation of cohabiters
are anything to go by, times have changed.
While the increase in cohabiters
by approximately 150 percent is dramatic, the current situation where only 12.4 percent of couples are cohabiting may not sound especially high.
Comparing data on 1,425 people married between 1964-80 when cohabitation was less common and between 1981-97 when it was more customary, they observed that, in both groups, cohabiters
reported less happiness and more marital conflict than noncohabiters.
And if things do not work out cohabiters
do not have the same legal rights or safeguards as a husband or wife.
And if things do not work out then the cohabiters
do not have the same legal rights or safeguards as a husband and wife.