Younger generations are more likely to follow these non-traditional paths in life, even in societies that continue to place a very high value on the institution of marriage.
According to the recent literature, in countries where cohabitation is not widely accepted, choosing cohabitation as a living arrangement may lead to a deterioration in a young person’s relations with his or her family (Di Giulio and Rosina ).
2416 Issued in October 1987 NBER Program(s): Labor Studies In recent years, the incidence of premarital cohabitation has increased dramatically in many countries of Western Europe and in the United States.
As cohabitation becomes a more common experience, it is increasingly important to understand the links between cohabitation and other steps in the process of family formation and dissolution.
In addition, we provide evidence that strongly suggests a weaker commitment, on the part of those who cohabit premaritally, to the institution of marriage.
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We take a different approach because we believe that the contemporaneous strength of bonds with parents is not determined by the present marital status of adult children alone.
Instead, we consider the role of the union formation choices that might have preceded the current partnership.
While satisfying family relationships are among the most important sources of happiness, parent–child conflict may substantially reduce well-being both among parents and adult children.
Thus, the deinstitutionalisation of partnerships among younger cohorts could potentially lead to a decrease in life satisfaction (Dai et al. The aim of this study is to gain more insight into the consequences of cohabitation for the quality of intergenerational relations.