Bleak prospects for teens who never marry, finds The Marriage Foundation

17-Nov-2014

Far fewer 20 year olds are predicted to marry than the previous generation; only 52 per cent of 20 year olds compared to 68 per cent of 40 year olds.

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The Sunday Times: "Marriage is a choice, a pledge, a commitment — it is a conscious decision with big life-enhancing powers"

27-Oct-2014

"To make that pledge in front of a posse of friends and family is particularly binding. Such vows are not broken lightly."

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UK lone parent capital of Western Europe

10-Oct-2014

Latest data shows the UK has the highest rate of family breakdown in Western Europe. Figures calculated by Eurostat, the EU’s primary statistics body, and uncovered by The Marriage Foundation show that, for the first time, the UK has the highest proporti...

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Marriage Foundation responds to the Prime Minister's 'family test' announcement

18-Aug-2014

Marriage Foundation welcomes the Prime Minister's support for the family but warns that without explicit support for marriage, the new initiatives will have little or no impact on family breakdown.

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"Modern Marriage: Myths, Realities and Prospects"

February 15th, 2013

[Click on names below for a link to their papers and slides.]

Welcome and Introduction: Modern Marriage — Myths and Realities

Sir Paul Coleridge: Chairman, The Marriage Foundation

Keynote Address: Getting Married

Baroness Deech: Chair, Bar Standards Board

Research Findings 1: Divorce Rates – Myths and Realities

Harry Benson: Communications Director, Marriage Foundation

The Myths of History

Professor Rebecca Probert: Warwick School of Law

Dr Brienna Perelli-Harris: Lecturer in Demography, University of Southampton

Prenups – front-line experience

Ayesha Vardag, Managing Director, Vardags Solicitors

Prenups and the Marriage Bargain: giant step forward or giant step back?

Professor Anne Barlow, Family Law and Policy, Exeter University

Research Findings 2:  New, specially commissioned, survey of marriage, cohabitation and commitment

            Deborah Jeff, Partner and Head of Family Law, Seddons  


             

                         Baroness Deech                                  Conference room
         
  Professor Rebecca Probert               A welcome guest                      Paul Coleridge