Women’s News: Cohabitation Is Lasting Longer, Becoming More Common, Report


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The Huffington Post  |  By Emma Gray

Forget marriage? Not exactly, but according to a new survey, cohabitating with a significant other is practically a prerequisite for walking down the aisle later on.The survey also showed that younger women are more likely to be living with a significant other than they are to be living alone or living with a spouse, reported the Los Angeles Times. If you’re a member of this demographic, this data may seem like common sense, but it represents a marked change over the last 20 years.

The report, which was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on April 4th, used data collected from phone interviews with 12,279 women between 2006 and 2010 for the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG). All of the women surveyed were between the ages of 15 and 44. Men were interviewed as well, but…

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