Attitudes, Values, and the Entrance Into Cohabitational Unions

Published In: Population Research Center Discussion Paper Series, No. 93-4 (Chicago, IL: Population Research Center, Nov. 1993), 32 p

Posted on RAND.org on November 01, 1993

by Marin Clarkberg, Ross Stolzenberg, Linda Waite

Argues that marriage and cohabitation are associated with important differences in work patterns, earnings, treatment of money, use of leisure time, social relations with the extended family, the division of household labor, and fertility.

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