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The Social Geography of Unmarried Cohabitation in the USA, 2007–2011

Ron J. Lesthaeghe; Julián López-Colás; Lisa Neidert;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
US studies of marriage and cohabitation have mainly highlighted the social and racial differentials as they were observed in cross-sections, and have as a result essentially focused on the “pattern of disadvantage”. The evolution of such social differentials over time and space reveals that this pattern of disadvantage has clearly persisted, but that it is far from covering the whole story. Historically, there has been a major contribution to the rise of cohabitation by white college students, and later on young white adults with higher education continued to start unions via cohabitation to ever increasing degrees. Only, they seem to move into marriage to a gre...
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