Cohabitation

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Cohabitation

  1. 1. University of Costa Rica LM-1351 Rosa María Rodríguez P. A64857THE COHABITATION: AS THE BESTALTERNATIVE FOR A COUPLE WHO WANT TO LIVE TOGETHER
  2. 2. Posible definitions of Cohabitation:
  3. 3. It has been called by various terms, such as: living together shacking up cohabitation serial monogamy or living in sin. (Waite & Gallagher 2000:42).
  4. 4. POINTS OF VIEW:
  5. 5. AdvantagesOver half of all first marriages are now preceded by livingtogether, compared to virtually none 50 years ago.(Bumpass and Lu, 2000)More men and women are moving in together, sharing anapartment and a bed without getting married first anddoing it more openly today (Waite & Gallagher 2000:36).
  6. 6. “Negative Aspects”"Cohabitation - Its Training for Divorce" Chuck Colson (1995)Low levels of religious importance/participation arerelated to higher levels of cohabitation and lower rates ofsubsequent marriage (Markey 1999; Krishnan1998; Lye& Waldron 1997; Thornton, Axinn & Hill 1992;Liefbroer 1991; Sweet 1989).
  7. 7. SPECIAL CASES:
  8. 8. Gay Couples
  9. 9. STATISTICS:
  10. 10. 25% of Americans believe cohabitation is morally wrong (VanGoethem 2005:184).
  11. 11. 30% of cohabiting couples have been previosly married (VanGoethem 2005:183)
  12. 12. THANK YOU!

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