Wednesday, November 24, 2010

More Couples Living Together

According to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the number of unmarried couples living together spiked nationally during the recent recession. Demographers believe the increase is due to couples delaying marriage because of the cost, avoiding marriage altogether or sharing living quarters without a long-term plan because of short-term financial pressures. In 2009, 6.7 million unmarried couples lived together and 7.5 million couples in 2010 — a 13 percent increase. [The Washington Post]

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