Trends in Cohabitation and Implications for Children's Family Contexts in the U.S
This paper documents increasing cohabitation in the U.S., and the implications of thistrend for the family lives of children. The stability of marriage-like relationships (includingmarriage and cohabitation) has decreased--despite a constant divorce rate.Cohabitation also increasingly involves families with children, including both births tocohabiting couples and children from prior relationships. The proportion of births to unmarriedwomen born into cohabiting families increased from 29 to ...
Published in 1998.