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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 85–101.
Published: 01 February 2009
... and mother reports of family structure were discrepant. This boundary ambiguity in reporting was most pronounced for cohabiting stepfamilies. Among mothers who reported living with a cohabiting partner, only one-third of their teenage children also reported residing in a cohabiting stepfamily. Conversely...
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Demography (2008) 45 (1): 129–141.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Sarah R. Hayford; S. Philip Morgan Abstract We assess the quality of retrospective data on cohabitation by comparing data collected in four major U.S. family surveys: the National Survey of Families and Households and three rounds of the National Survey of Family Growth. We use event-history...
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Demography (2009) 46 (4): 785–803.
Published: 01 November 2009
...James M. Raymo; Miho Iwasawa; Larry Bumpass Abstract This article documents the prevalence, duration, and marital outcomes of cohabiting unions in Japan. It then examines the correlates of cohabitation experiences and also describes differences in the family-formation trajectories of women who have...
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Demography (2006) 43 (2): 203–221.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Aart C. Liefbroer; Edith Dourleijn Abstract Cohabitors and married people who cohabited before marriage have higher risks of union dissolution than people who married without prior cohabitation. However, these differences in union stability vary markedly between countries. We hypothesize...
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Demography (2006) 43 (4): 691–710.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Greg J. Duncan; Bessie Wilkerson; Paula England Abstract We use data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to estimate changes in binge drinking, marijuana use, and cigarette smoking surrounding young adults’ first experiences of cohabitation and marriage. Both marriage and cohabitation...
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Demography (2003) 40 (2): 351–367.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Yu Xie; James M. Raymo; Kimberly Goyette; Arland Thornton Abstract This article explores the relationship between economic potential and rates of entry into marriage and cohabitation. Using data from the 1990 census and the 1980–1992 High School and Beyond (Sophomore Cohort), we developed a method...
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Demography (2003) 40 (2): n1.
Published: 01 May 2003
... on page 357 in Economic Potential and Entry Into Marriage and Cohabitation, by Yu Xie, James M. Raymo, Kimberly Goyette, and Arland Thornton. We regret that the error was noticed only after the issue was printed and bound. The omitted equations and the associated text are below. The calculation...
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Demography (2002) 39 (3): 455–465.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Reagan Baughman; Stacy Dickert-Conlin; Scott Houser Abstract Cohabitation is an alternative to marriage and to living independently for an increasing number of Americans. Still, research that explores links between living arrangements and economic behavior is limited by a lack of data...
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Demography (1999) 36 (3): 315–325.
Published: 01 August 1999
...Kurt J. Bauman Abstract The current official poverty measure compares income to needs within a family. Some have suggested including cohabiting couples as part of this family. Others have suggested that the household be used as the unit of analysis for poverty measurement. I explore issues involved...
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Demography (1999) 36 (2): 205–217.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Deborah Roempke Graefe; Daniel T. Lichter Abstract We examine the life course transitions into and from families headed by unmarried cohabiting couples for a recent cohort of American children. Life table estimates, based on data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth mother-child files...
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Demography (1999) 36 (4): 535–551.
Published: 01 November 1999
...Michael J. Brien; Lee A. Lillard; Linda J. Waite Abstract Data from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 are used to estimate a series of models of entry into marriage, entry into cohabitation, and nonmarital pregnancy. Our models account explicitly for the endogeneity...
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Demography (1998) 35 (3): 259–278.
Published: 01 August 1998
...Robert A. Moffitt; Robert Reville; Anne E. Winkler Abstract We investigate the extent and implications of cohabitation and marriage among U.S. welfare recipients. An analysis of four data sets (the Current Population Survey, the National Survey of Families and Households, the Panel Study of Income...
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Demography (1995) 32 (1): 97–109.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Larry L. Bumpass; R. Kelly Raley Abstract This paper explores the implications, for the measured prevalence and duration of mother-only families, of marked changes in nonmarital fertility, unmarried cohabitation, and homeleaving and re-entry. Throughout, estimates are compared on the basis...
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Demography (1995) 32 (3): 425–436.
Published: 01 August 1995
...Larry L. Bumpass; R. Kelly Raley; James A. Sweet Abstract Divorce, nonmarital childbearing, and cohabitation are reshaping family experience in the United States. Because of these changes, our traditional definitions of families decreasingly capture the social units of interest. We have noted how...
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Demography (1995) 32 (3): 437–457.
Published: 01 August 1995
...Lee A. Lillard; Michael J. Brien; Linda J. Waite Abstract Married couples who began their relationship by cohabiting appear to face an increased risk of marital dissolution, which may be due to self-selection of more dissolution-prone individuals into cohabitation before marriage. This paper uses...
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Demography (1995) 32 (4): 521–532.
Published: 01 November 1995
...Zheng Wu; T. R. Balakrishnan Abstract The rapid increase in the number of unmarried cohabiting couples, indicated by recent evidence, is crucial to our understanding of changing marriage patterns. The levels and patterns of entry into cohabitation have been well documented over the last two decades...
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Demography (1992) 29 (3): 357–374.
Published: 01 August 1992
...William G. Axinn; Arland Thornton Abstract Recent evidence linking premarital cohabitation to high rates of divorce poses a complex theoretical and empirical puzzle. We develop hypotheses predicting that premarital cohabitation is selective of those who are prone to divorce as well as hypotheses...
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Demography (1991) 28 (4): 587–607.
Published: 01 November 1991
... toward cohabitation. Puerto Rican women, however, are much more likely to enter informal first unions than the general population, and have a low propensity to transform informal unions into legal marriages. The paper examines the influence of family background and current activities on union timing...
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Demography (1986) 23 (4): 509–523.
Published: 01 November 1986
..., COHABITATION, AND FIRST BIRTH IN INDIA David E. Bloom Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 P. H. Reddy The Population Centre, 2nd Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore-560003, India INTRODUCTION In populations in which marriage is nearly universal and signals the onset...
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Demography (1983) 20 (4): 491–506.
Published: 01 November 1983
... obtained by reducing misreporting. Unfortunately, it may also introduce serious distortion in estimates based on such data. This paper investigates the extent of such distortion in a retrospective study of nonmarital cohabitation, marriage, and childbearing when information on consensual unions...