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Published: 01 April 2014

224 Pages | 1 table

ISBN: 9780199002634

Bookseller Code (06)

Marriage in an Age of Cohabitation

How and When People Tie the Knot in the Twenty-First Century

Maureen Baker and Vivienne Elizabeth

  • Inclusive approach. Discussions address couples in both same-sex and different-sex relationships.
  • Highly readable. Presents clear arguments and terminology, including the differences between cohabitation, civil union, and marriage.
  • Inside the wedding industry. A fascinating look into the changing traditions in the multi-billion-dollar wedding industry.
  • Personalization of weddings. Explores the recent trend of customization, from non-traditional formal wear to writing non-patriarchal vows.
  • Effects of formalizing relationships. Analysis of how marriage affects a relationship, for both the couple and those around them.
  • Multi-generational study. Summarizes findings of authors' original research, which includes interviews of couples ages 28 to 63.
  • International perspective. Draws on a wide range of international studies and statistics from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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