Smock says NCHS report supports no negative effect of cohabitation on marriage
"Report: Cohabiting has little effect on marriage success" - USA Today. 3/2/2010.
A federal report says couples who live together before marriage have about the same chance of a successful marriage as those who do not. Pamela Smock says, on the basis of the report's numbers, "there is not a negative effect of cohabitation on marriages, plain and simple."