Center for Family and Demographic Research
Working Papers: Cohabitation
Ryan Heath Bogle. “Long-Term Cohabitation Among Unwed Parents: Determinants and Consequences for Children.”
Karen Benjamin Guzzo. "Changes and Stability among Cohabitations: Trends over Time."
Wendy D. Manning and Jessica A. Cohen. “Premarital Cohabitation and Marital Dissolution: An Examination of Recent Marriages.”
Wendy D. Manning, Jessica A. Cohen, Pamela J. Smock, and Gayra Ostgaard. “Dating Couples’ Views about Cohabitation: The Role of Social Context.”
Jessica J. Wyse, Pamela J. Smock, and Wendy D. Manning. “When She Brings Home the Bacon: Breadwinning and the Sexual-Emotional Lives of Cohabiting Couples.”
Jessica Cohen and Wendy D. Manning. “Estimates and Correlates of Serial Cohabitation.”
Wendy Manning, Meredith Porter, and Heidi Lyons. “Cohabitation and Child Poverty in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan America: 1995-2006.” Published in Carsey Institute Policy Brief No. 14 (2009): William O’Hare, Wendy Manning, Meredith Porter, and Heidi Lyons. “Rural Children Are More Likely to Live in Cohabiting-Couple Households.”
Wendy D. Manning and Ronald E. Bulanda. “Parental Cohabitation Experiences and Adolescent Behavioral Outcomes.” (Forthcoming in Population Research and Policy Review.)
Wendy D. Manning, Gayra D. Ostgaard, Julie D. Downing and Pamela J. Smock. "Family Instability in Cohabiting Parent Families: A Qualitative Perspective."
Pamela J. Smock, Penelope Huang, Wendy D. Manning, Cara A. Bergstrom. “Heterosexual Cohabitation in the United States: Motives for Living Together Among Young Men and Women.”
Susan Brown and Jennifer Roebuck Bulanda. "Relationship Violence in Young Adulthood: A Comparison of Daters, Cohabitors, and Marrieds. " Published in Social Science Research, (2008) 37, 73-87.
Susan Brown, Laura Sanchez, Steve Nock, and James Wright. “Links Between Premarital Cohabitation and Subsequent Marital Quality, Stability, and Divorce: A Comparison of Covenant Versus Standard Marriages.” Published in Social Science Research (2006) 35(2):454-470.
Susan Brown and Anastasia Snyder. "Residential Differences in Cohabitors' Union Transitions." Published in Rural Sociology. (2006) 71(2): 311-334.
Susan Brown, Jennifer Van Hook and Jennifer Glick. "Generational Differences in Cohabitation and Marriage in the U.S." (Forthcoming in Population Research and Policy Review.)
Wendy D. Manning, Monica A. Longmore and Peggy C. Giordano. "The Changing Institution of Marriage: Adolescents' Expectations to Cohabit and Marry."
Susan L. Brown, Gary R. Lee, and Jennifer Roebuck Bulanda. “Cohabitation among Older Adults: A National Portrait." Published in Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences & Social Science (2006) 61B(2):71-79.
Cynthia Osborne, Wendy D. Manning and Pamela Smock. "Instability in Fragile Families: The Role of Race-Ethnicity, Economics, and Relationship Quality." Published in Journal of Marriage and Family (2007) “Married and Cohabiting Parents’ Relationship Stability: A Focus on Race and Ethnicity.” 69(5):1345-1366.
Wendy D. Manning and Paula J. Smock, "Measuring and Modeling Cohabitation: New Perspectives from Qualitative Data." Published in Journal of Marriage and Family (2005) 67(4):989-1002.
Meredith J. Porter, Wendy D. Manning and Pamela J. Smock. "Cohabitors' Prerequisites for Marriage: Individual, Relationship, and Sociocultural Influences."
Susan L. Brown and Wendy D. Manning. "Family Structure Measurement: Reconciling Adolescent and Mother Reports of Cohabiting Stepfamilies." Published in (2009) Demography 46:85-101.
Wendy D. Manning, and Ronald Bulanda. “Cohabitation and Family Trajectories.” In Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research. S. Hofferth and L. Casper (Eds.) (Pp. 199-219). Mahwah , NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associations. Published in 2006.
Pamela J Smock, Wendy D. Manning and Meredith Porter. "Everything's There Except the Money: How Economic Factors Shape the Decision to Marry Among Cohabiting Couples." Published in Journal of Marriage and Family (2005) 67:680-696.
Susan L Brown, Jennifer R Bulanda and Gary Lee. “The significance of nonmarital cohabitation: Marital status and mental health benefits among middle-aged and older adults.” Journals of Gernontology Series B-Psychology Sciences and Social Sciences (2005) 60, S21-S29.
Pamela J. Smock and Wendy D. Manning. "Living Together Unmarried in the United States: Demographic Perspectives and Implications for Family Policy. "Published in Law and Policy (2004) 26:87-117.
Wendy D. Manning and Pamela J. Smock. “Measuring and Modeling Cohabitation: New Perspectives From Qualitative Data.” Published in Journal of Marriage and Family (2005) 67(4):989-1002.
Wendy D. Manning and Susan L. Brown. "Children’s Economic Well-Being in Cohabiting Parent Families: An Update and Extension." Published in Journal of Marriage and the Family (2006) 68: 345-362.
Wendy D. Manning and Ronald E. Bulanda. "Parental Cohabitation Experience and Adolescent Behavioral Outcomes." Published in Population Research and Policy Review (2008) 27(5): 593-618.
Wendy D. Manning, Pamela J. Smock, and Debarun Majumdar. "The Relative Stability of Cohabiting and Marital Unions for Children" Forthcoming. Population Research and Policy Review. Published in Population Research and Policy Review (2004) 23:135-159.
Wendy D. Manning and Kathleen Lamb. "Parental Cohabitation and Adolescent Well-being." Published as “Adolescent Well-Being in Cohabiting, Married, and Single Parent Families.” Published in Journal of Marriage and Family (2003) 65:876-893.
Pamela Smock and Wendy Manning. "A Case for Qualitative Methods in U.S. Family Demography: Understanding the Meaning of Unmarried Cohabitation."
Susan L. Brown. "Does Marriage Improve a Cohabiting Relationship?" Published as “Moving from Cohabitation to Marriage: Effects on Relationship Quality" in Social Science Research (2004) 33:1-19.
Susan L. Brown. "Relationship Quality Dynamics of Cohabiting Unions." Published in Journal of Family Issues 24, (2003) no. 5:583-601.
Wendy Manning. “Children and the Stability of Cohabiting Couples.” Published in Journal of Marriage and Family (2004) 66(3):674-689.
Monica A. Longmore, Wendy Manning, and Peggy Giordano. "Adolescent Sexual Debut and the Effects of Self-Esteem and Depression."
Wendy D. Manning and Pamela Smock."First Comes Cohabitation and Then Comes Marriage?: A Research Note." Published in Journal of Family Issues (2002) 23: 1065-1087.