Children and the Stability of Cohabiting Couples

  title={Children and the Stability of Cohabiting Couples},
  author={Wendy D. Manning},
Children are increasingly part of cohabiting unions. The marriage literature indicates that children generally promote stability of marriages but it remains unknown whether children have a similar effect on the stability of their parent’s cohabiting unions. Using the National Survey of Family Growth this paper evaluates the effects of children on the stability of cohabitation. This paper expands upon prior work in three ways. First, cohabiting unions are conceptualized in two ways to account… CONTINUE READING

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