- couples cohabiting when their child is born are much more likely to break up than married couples.
- 81% of cohabiting couples bearing children would break up before the child turned 15.
- 50% of children born to cohabiting parents will experience a loss of two parent household by age nine, compared to 20% of children born to married parents.
- 25% to 30% of children born to cohabiting parents would experience three or more parental relationships transitions by age three.
COHABITATION AND HAVING CHILDREN DON’T MIX