Marriage rates see shocking fall, finds Marriage Foundation


First marriage rates are now at an all-time low for brides at 25.6 per 1,000 single women, and equal to the previous all-time low seen in 2009 for grooms at 21.7 per 1,000 unmarried men. Also the average age at first marriage continues to climb.

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New CIVITAS report on marriage in Britain quotes Marriage Foundation


Independent think tank CIVITAS has released an interesting report on the current state of marriage as an institution and as a social phenomena. The report quotes Marriage Foundation's original research.

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Golden anniversary couples 200 times more likely to live for a century than get a divorce


Couples who have been married fifty years are over 200 times more likely to become centenarians than get a divorce, new research from Marriage Foundation has found.

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Sir Paul Coleridge on Victoria Derbyshire show

Marriage Foundation’s Founder and Chairman Sir Paul Coleridge interviewed parents and children affected by family breakdown on BBC 2's popular Victoria Derbyshire show on Monday morning the 8th of February 2016.

The programme highlighted the real and long-lasting pain and cost of broken homes. Family breakdown causes emotional trauma and diminishes children's well-being and life chances. £47bn of taxpayer money is spent on family breakdown each year. Sir Paul Coleridge called family breakdown a public health issue on the show and said that more must be done to keep families together.

You can watch the programme here.


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