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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Penelope Leach's 'Family Breakdown'

23-Jul-2014

Paul Coleridge writes in his Foreword to this new book: "This should be obligatory reading for anyone even contemplating the ending of a relationship where children are involved."

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Nearly half of today’s 20 year olds will never marry

06-Jun-2014

MF research shows 47 per cent of women and 48 per cent of men aged twenty will never marry.

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Why an Arch?

 

The arch is probably one of the oldest architectural features in the world. It comes in every shape and size and can be very beautiful when well designed and built. Arches are to be found one way or another in every building. They usually join together two inherently unstable structures; the two pillars on either side. But when an arch joins the two sides the whole becomes immeasurable and inherently stronger and in times of serious instability (eg, during an earthquake) one is advised to stand under a well constructed arch as it is likely to be the safest place and last longest. We think that those features amongst others neatly encapsulate the best features of healthy marriage and The Marriage Foundation intends to advocate their advantages relentlessly. 


 Paul Coleridge