Sociology of the family: reasons for the increase in cohabitation

This mindmap highlights the reasons for the increase in cohabitation.

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  • Reasons for the increase in cohabitation
    • Decline in the stigma 'living in sin' if you were not married but stayed together.
    • Marriage is going out of fashion.
    • It doesn't cost you a lot if you split up.
    • Marriage costs a lot so many people don't get married.
    • Increased divorce rates make people wary of marriage.
    • Cohabitation is very similar to marriage.


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