• Medicine
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    Cahiers quebecois de…
    1999

[The study of unions in demography: from categories to process].

@article{Burch1999TheSO,
  title={[The study of unions in demography: from categories to process].},
  author={Thomas K. Burch and Danny B{\'e}langer},
  journal={Cahiers quebecois de demographie},
  year={1999},
  volume={28 1-2},
  pages={
          23-52
        }
}
For centuries, illegitimate children, those born outside of civil marriage or a marriage conducted within the church, were systematically accorded second-class status by both the law and religion. This attitude toward such children frustrates efforts to change legislation, social structure, and our understanding of new types of union outside of marriage. In Canada, no common term even exists in the two official languages to designate the cohabitation of an unmarried couple. Such unions simply… CONTINUE READING

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