Marriage. Keep in mind: The importance of ethnicity and gender in U.S. The relevance of different understandings of the institution of marriage in other parts in the World. Marriage in Europe. - Regional differences within Europe (children born outside marriage vary from 9% to 62%).
Keep in mind:
The importance of ethnicity and gender in U.S.
The relevance of different understandings of the institution of marriage in other parts in the World
- Regional differences within Europe (children born outside marriage vary from 9% to 62%).
- Where is the trend more pronounced?
Catholic versus non-catholic
Cohabitation is an emerging social norm
Do you think the U.S. government or U.S. states should grant cohabitors access to some or all of the rights and benefits of marriage? Why or why not?
- Commitment to marriage, commitment to parenthood or both?
Java is part of Indonesia (a developing country).
Important to take into account gender differences, urban-rural divide and marriage timing (not cohabitation).
- Huge increase in cohabitation (in the last two decades).
- Trend toward more break-ups, fewer marriages.
Most marriages start with cohabitation experience.
Most cohabitations are _________ (duration).
Many cohabitors have children in the household.
Almost ____ of “non-marital” births are to cohabitors.
- Ethnic differences?
- rising individualism and secularism (religious adherence and involvement)
- women’s changing role in the labor market
- Sexual Revolution removed stigma of premarital sex
- Is it a good thing? Cohabitors think it is, but…
- Lower marital quality and higher risk of divorce.
Pathway to marriage versus substitute for marriage
- Of all cohabitors, _____% have plans to marry.
- What changes with pregnancy?
- How does it impact kids?