Stability of Marital and Cohabiting Unions Following a First Birth

  title={Stability of Marital and Cohabiting Unions Following a First Birth},
  author={Lawrence Wu and Kelly A. Musick},
In a recent paper, Manning et al. (Popul Res Policy Rev 23:135–139, 2004) examine the stability of marital and cohabiting unions from the perspective of children and find that children born to cohabiting parents are more likely to experience a parental separation than children born to married parents. They find, further, that subsequent marriage among cohabiting parents is associated with increases in the stability of these families, particularly among whites. We rely on the same data, the 1995… CONTINUE READING

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