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

06-Jun-2014

Research from The Marriage Foundation reveals that 47 per cent of women and 48 per cent of men aged twenty will never marry.

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Three questions all politicians need to answer about family breakdown

09-May-2014

New figures from the 2011 Census continue to underestimate the true extent of family breakdown.

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The Times: "Increasing evidence shows that marriage is good for the two people it joins together and good for society."

30-Apr-2014

This quote from the leader in The Times today shows that our message is beginning to stick where it matters.

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Second Marriages: Triumph of decision over hope?

It is often assumed that second marriages are riskier than first marriages - “The triumph of hope over experience” as popularised by Samuel Johnson in 1791. A new analysis of data commissioned from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) challenges this assumption. In fact, second marriages overall do consistently better than first marriages. Where one or both spouses are marrying for the second time, couples marrying today face an estimated 31% risk of divorce during their lifetime, compared to an estimated 45% risk of divorce amongst couples where both spouses are marrying for the first time.


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