Session 212:
Cohabitation and Marriage

Saturday, May 3
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Salons J-K
4th Floor

Discussant: Christine Percheski, Northwestern University
Chair: Esther M. Friedman, RAND Corporation

  1. Are Spouses More Satisfied than Cohabitors? An Exploration over the Last 20 Years in ItalyElena Pirani, UniversitĂ  di Firenze; Daniele Vignoli, UniversitĂ  di Firenze

  2. Cohabitation and Marital Expectations among Single MothersPamela J. Smock, University of Michigan; Marshal Fettro, Bowling Green State University

  3. To Cohabit or to Marry? Insights from Focus Group Research across Europe and AustraliaBrienna Perelli-Harris, University of Southampton; Monika Mynarska, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University

  4. Why They Cohabit: Couples’ Reasons for Cohabitation and Relationship QualityLaura M. Tach, Cornell University; Sarah Halpern-Meekin, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Other sessions on Marriage, Family, Households, and Unions