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OJEDA, Norma. Conyugal arrangements in Baja California and its young adults. Estud. front [online]. 2014, vol.15, n.30, pp.43-72. ISSN 2395-9134.

Uniones libres or consensual union formation has increased in Mexico and this is not an exception in its Northern region. Information from the Mexican Population and Household Census of 2010 and the Survey on Reproductive Health of Adolescents in Baja California, 2006 show that unión libre as an preferential type of conjugal arrangement is more clearly manifested among the Baja California's youth of both sexes in general and particularly among those residing in Tijuana and Rosarito. Also, union libre formation among the Baja California's youth is extensively associated with childbearing what seems to indicate continuity in its traditional role in the Mexican family formation process, but this is happening in higher proportions among the young adults of the new generations.

Keywords : conjugal arrangements; family; cohabitation; Mexican youth.

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