Why young couples aren't getting married -- they fear the ravages of divorce

Survey of students in US suggests that an explanation for the low rate of marriage is the fear of divorce, and a fear of economic dependency on the other partner, and few benefits if "things go wrong".    Working-class cohabitating couples were more apt to view marriage as "just a piece of paper,"

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http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-12/cu-wyc121611.php