consensual union

consensual union

usually a heterosexual couple living together as husband and wife but not legally married. See also MARRIAGE.
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Likewise, it is an attempt to create the first analytical approximation about the phenomenon of consensual union between the young adult population linked to the process of forming a family, through the birth of children, as opposed to being a means to establish a couple relationship without children.
In 'modern" Namibia, it is supposed to be a consensual union between a heterosexual a man and a heterosexual woman.
In contrast, my research shows that Cuba and the Dominican Republic maintain high rates of consensual union, which in Cuba includes professional women, for some of whom marriage has lost its legitimacy (Safa 2009).
In all member states, there were higher shares of women in the age group 18 to 34 living in a consensual union than men, because women on average marry or move out with a partner earlier in life than men.
Sociodemographic variables included age (defined as < 55 years or [greater than or equal to] 55 years), gender, education (less than high school or high school or more), and marital status (married or in a consensual union versus divorced, widowed, or never married).
MEPs deleted, among others, a category called "date(s) of the beginning of the consensual union(s) of women having ever been in consensual union: first consensual union and current consensual union" from the proposal.
The controversial question asks: "Date(s) of the beginning of the consensual union(s) of women having ever been in consensual union.
Third, the strongest voice for our vast and magnificent region comes through the strength of a consensual union of common interests.
Among women aged 15-19 surveyed in the same year, the proportion in a consensual union was three times the proportion in a formal marriage (not shown).
Consensual union is far more common than formal marriage, however (CESDEM et al.
In the unadjusted analysis, age > 17 years, being illiterate, living in consensual union, working as an agricultural laborer, fishing, using dead rats as bait for fishing, house sweeping, and killing rats in the field or inside the home were all significantly associated with infection by hantavirus.
They are now included in the SNZ definition of consensual union which reads: 'Two people usually resident in the same dwelling who: share mutual concern for each other, have a degree of economic, social, and emotional interdependence, and consider their relationship to be akin to marriage.