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As more U.S. adults are delaying marriage – or forgoing it altogether – the share who have ever lived with an unmarried partner has been on the rise.
Adults – particularly men – who are in same-sex marriages have a somewhat different demographic profile from adults in opposite-sex marriages.
The share of unpartnered mothers who are employed and at work has fallen more precipitously than among other parents.
In some countries – particularly in a segment of West and Central Africa – polygamy is frequently legal and widespread.