What Is Cohabitation? - Statistics & Effects


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In 1960, there were an estimated 450,000 couples living together. By 2011, that number had increased to:

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1. A recent study estimated that _____ of first cohabiting women currently choose to live with their male partner.

2. The average length of cohabitation for first-time couples is currently _____ months.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cohabitation occurs when two non-married people in a romantic relationship live together. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of cohabitation. Some things you'll be assessed on include cohabitation statistics and average length of cohabitation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identify the increase in cohabitation
  • Identify how many first cohabiting women live with their male partner
  • Identify the length of cohabitation for first time couples
  • Identify how many couples make it past three years
  • Compare the 5 year mark of cohabiting couples against married couples

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cohabitation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the various statistics associated with cohabitation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on cohabitation and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the statics of cohabitating couples, review the accompanying lesson called What Is Cohabitation? - Statistics & Effects. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define cohabitation
  • Common reasons for cohabitation
  • The pitfalls of cohabitation