Cohabitation: An Alternative to Marriage?
The popularity of cohabitation continues to increase in the UK. Following the rapid changes of the 1960s and 1970s, in the early 1980s cohabitation overtook marriage as the most common form of first live-in relationship. Today, six out of every seven first live-in relationships is a cohabitation. The purpose of this report is to provide an accurate and up-to-date analysis of cohabitation in the UK. Such a reliable analysis is critical in developing properly informed public policy.
Key Findings
1. The increasing popularity of cohabitation
2. The rising trend in long-term cohabitation
3. The changing purpose of cohabitation?
4. Cohabitation and the relative fragility of later marriage
5. Further trends
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Posted : 2012-08-07 15:02:57 GMT
Author/Authors : John Hayward, Guy Brandon
Publishers : Jubilee Centre
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Publication Date : June 2011
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