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Marital Noncohabitation: Separation Does Not Make the Heart Grow Fonder

Citation

Rindfuss, Ronald R. & Stephen, Elizabeth Hervey (1990). Marital Noncohabitation: Separation Does Not Make the Heart Grow Fonder. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 52, 259-70.

Abstract

Examined marital noncohabitation for reasons other than marital discord. Percentage of currently married persons living apart was highest for ages 18-24 and for Blacks. Two most common reasons for living apart were military service and incarceration. Spouses living apart in 1976 were nearly twice as likely as cohabiting spouses to experience marital dissolution within 3 years.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Marriage and the Family

Author(s)

Rindfuss, Ronald R.
Stephen, Elizabeth Hervey

Year Published

1990

Volume Number

52

Pages

259-70

Reference ID

783