Cohabitation

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  • Cohabitation
    • an umarried couple in a sexual relationship living together
    • Trends
      • increased
      • 25% relationships of under 65 year olds result in cohabitation
      • doubled since 1989, expected to double by 2021
    • decline in stigma
      • more socially acceptable
      • mainly among young
      • 1989- 44% pre marital sex isn't wrong. 2012- 65% agreed
    • is cohabitation an alternative to marriage?
      • yes- Bejin
        • it an attempt to create a more equal relationship
      • No- coast
        • 75% cohabiting aim to marry

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