From the paper:
“The United States economy had already been predicted to go into recession when the tragedy of September 11 struck and accelerated the downward spiral of economic conditions of our country. . The economy crumpled as many industries in the country were hit harshly by the attacks and the slow down finally took shape of recession. After three quarters of poor GDP growth, it was almost certain that the economy was heading towards recession but September 11th attacks only accelerated the negative process. The government has been unable to generate enough Consumer-spending despite several announcements of tax cuts, which are aimed at giving people more purchasing power. Money supply and demand in the market is insufficient to tempt businessmen to increase production.”
Chapter Four: Cohabitation
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Media 1: https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2019/11/06/marriage-and-cohabitation-in-the-u-s/
Overview: Cohabitation has become a widely acceptable lifestyle in the United States and around as the number of people who have lived with a romantic unmarried partner become more than those who have been married. There are many reasons why people come together either in marriage or cohabitation, with two of the most cited reasons being companionship and love. However, people who cohabit cite other vital factors, namely convenience and finances. There is, however, a distinction between the quality of relationship that these people have with married partners indicating that they have higher levels of trust and satisfaction compared to an unmarried partner.
Imagine that you have a couple that is your friend who has been together for a couple of years. They have been contemplating the direction of their relationship and the need to move to the next level. Two of the options they have considered are either getting married or simply moving in together. What would you advise them? By referring to the information provided in the article, why would one option be more suitable than the other?
As cohabiting or moving in together becomes more rampant, how likely is it to become the norm and perceived as the most logical step for people who want to get married? What role do finances play in moving people towards cohabiting?
Media 2: https://ifstudies.org/blog/premarital-cohabitation-is-still-associated-with-greater-odds-of-divorce
Media 3: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/meet-catch-and-keep/202101/is-living-together-marriage-associated-divorce
Overview: Cohabitation is often viewed as a step towards marriage. The cases of people living together and opting to get married when they have a child have become a typical case; couples use cohabitation as a trial to check their compatibility before they commit to their partner in marriage. Cohabiting has been seen as a chance to increase people’s success and stability in marriage. It enables the parties who were successful in their trials to continue in marriage while those who failed to go their separate ways and avoid divorce; however, studies show that cohabitation is still one of the risk factors for divorce. There is a higher divorce rate for people who cohabitate before marriage in comparison.
Looking at the current society and the changes in perception of cohabiting, why is it that even as cohabitation becomes a cultural norm, it is still considered a risk factor for divorce? What elements contribute towards divorce even though the couple had a trial period from which they concluded that they were compatible? By referring to the articles, can one’s choice not to cohabit improve their chances of staying together after marriage and avoiding the causes of divorce?
What issues make people inclined towards cohabitation instead of traditional marriage? By referring to the articles, what are some of the elements that make cohabitation a normative component of society today?