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University of Guelph
Family Relations and Human Development
FRHD 1020
Robyn Pitman

FRHD 1020 Winter 2014 Couple and Family Relationships Final Exam and Online Quiz Study Review Guide Week 5 Week 5 Lecture: Cohabitation • Discuss what cohabitation is, the criteria that might be considered, and how it is used interchangeably with common law marriage • Discuss the historical and technological context of cohabitation as well as the connection to social changes (see pages 80-84 of textbook) • Discuss the factors that influence cohabitation, such as intergenerational cohabitation, channeling hypothesis, and marriage as a social role transition (see pages 97-101 of textbook) • Identify and discuss the following typologies of cohabitation by ThortonAxinn, and Xie (2007), Casper and Blanchi (2002), and Heuveline and Timerblake (2004; see page 102, Blue box 4.5) • Discuss cohabitation and separation - specifically talk about the differences for common-law vs. legal marriages regarding (see page 96, Blue Box 4.3 of textbook • Division of property • Possession of matrimonial home • Special treatment of matrimonial home • Spousal Support • Time limit to apply for spousal support • Order restraining depletion of property • Succession rights on intestacy • Equalization payment on death • Discuss the relationship between premarital cohabitation and the negative impact on later marital quality stability and quality (see pages 107-108) Textbook: Chapter 4 Material NOT covered in Lecture • Discuss the international context of cohabitation - Hint: important for you to know the general trends and patterns of cohabitation around the word as opposed to specific numbers/percentages (see pages 84-90) • Discuss the effects of cohabitation on children (see pages 105-107) • Discuss cohabitation among the elderly (see pages 109-110) Week 5 Lecture: Marriage • Identify and discuss Matouschek and Rasul (2008) 3 hypotheses regarding choices to marry rather than cohabitate. Discuss which of the 3 the majority of the couples used as their deci
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