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Marriage vs Cohabitation - Where Do You Stand?  

This guide provides links to statistics and journal articles you can use to prepare for a debate on the topic.
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2011 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Getting Started

Take notes using a Word document as you research.  Try EVERNOTE if you want to access your document from any computer, home or school!

Your first section of notes start with STATISTICS.  You may also want to divide your notetaking document into two halves - PRO and CON to help manage the content.  KEEP TRACK OF YOUR SOURCES!




Use this link to open a RHS Destiny Resource list with books on the topic 

Below are links to Google Books found online.  Search for more online books by going to Google and selecting Books from the left-side toolbar.




Searching for Statistics - Finding Pro and Con

Use the GLEAN Comparison Search tool - it helps sort your search results into PRO and CON. Yay!

1.  Try copying this sample search statement:  cohabitation vs marriage site:edu

2.  Then, click on the GLEAN link and paste into the search box

3.  Work through the results gathering NOTES and SOURCES


Statistics on the Web

Statistics on the Web

American FactFinder - Census

2009 Statistical Abstract of the United States,  National Databook

Statistical Resources on the Web, Bureau of Labor

Federal Stats - Gateway to statistics from over 100 agencies


Journalistic Databases

Selected journal articles - To Get You Started


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