A Brief Analysis on the Legislative Regulation of Non-Marital Cohabitation in China
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- non-marital cohabitation, legal system research, construction
With the continuous change of society, people’s ideas about family structure are also constantly changing. Cohabitation is no longer the experience of a few people. There was a significant increase in cohabitation among men and women who had dropped out of school and started work earlier than the legal age for marriage, college students, divorced people and elderly people who had lost their spouses. Cohabitation is not allowed in the traditional Chinese and Western traditions and it is morally condemned or even illegal. Until the 1960s, European and American countries began to change the attitude of non-marital cohabitation from comprehensive restrictions and prohibitions to partial recognition and protection, and passed corresponding laws or jurisprudence to enable non-marital cohabitants to enjoy legal status and rights and obligations. China’s family sector has also witnessed a declining marriage rate and a rising proportion of non-marital cohabitation. Non-marital cohabitation brings a range of social and legal issues.
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TY - CONF AU - Yun Fu PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/19 TI - A Brief Analysis on the Legislative Regulation of Non-Marital Cohabitation in China BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 608 EP - 612 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200316.133 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200316.133 ID - Fu2020 ER -