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Cohabitation rate leveling off

Catholic World News - September 17, 2013

The rate of unmarried cohabiting couples in the United States remained steady between 2000 and 2010, according to a Wall Street Journal report on an Ohio State University sociologist’s study.

“Bucking the trend in the past, the prevalence of cohabitation among the US-born did not increase in the 2000s,” said the author of the study. “The impact of the Great Recession might be severe enough that fewer men and women could afford” cohabitation.

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