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SOC214 November 29th Reading (1)

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thSOC 214 November 29 ReadingsChanges in Conjugal Life in Canada Is Cohabitation Progressively Replacing MarriageWhat are the reasons why cohabitation has become so common in QuebecIn Quebec cohabiting unions are now widely accepted as forming the basis for family life in the rest of Canada cohabitation still largely constitute a childless prelude to marriageDemographic trends in last 30 years postpone marriage and less people to marryCohabitation slowly becoming way people are raising their familiesMarriage now less popular and less stable with the Divorce Law of 1968Divorce rate increase even more in 1985 with new lawDivorce rates began to plateau in the 1990s In Quebec where marriage is the least popular it is also the most stablecouples are expected to divorceCohabiting unions are more shortlived than marriages and they have become less stable over timeReason cohabitation has replaced going steady relationships which do not necessarily involve any longterm engagement Reason cohabitation seen as trial person for marriageReason cohabitation has become more socially acceptable so it has attracted larger numbers of less committed couples result proportion of cohabiters who marry their partners within the first 3 to 5 years of the beginning of the union has decreased while the proportion of those who separated has increasedHowever percentage of cohabiting couples that have lasted longer than 3 to 5 years has increased Canada and USAQuebec different cohabitations in Quebec are of longer dura
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