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Cohabitation

Study Highlights Problem of Family Instability

A new study has claimed that the UK has one of the highest rates of family instability in the developed world.

Court Ruling a Victory for Cohabiting Couples’ Rights

The Supreme Court has ruled that a woman should be entitled to a survivor’s pension from her deceased cohabiting partner’s pension scheme.

Cohabiting Couples Losing out Based on Bereavement Benefits

A new study has revealed that unmarried couples living together are being ignored by the National Insurance system despite the fact that more than six million people cohabit.

Cohabitation in the UK: Is it The Future of UK Relationships?

According to a recent study in the UK, the annual number of marriages have halved in comparison to statistics from 40 years previously, with more people opting for different living arrangements.

Increase in Marriage Inequality between Rich and Poor

There is an increasing gap in the numbers getting married between the rich and poor, according to pro-marriage think tank Marriage Foundation, which claims that mothers with young children are four times more likely to be married if they are wealthy than if they are poor.

Calls for More Legal Protection for Cohabitants

Family law organisation Resolution has repeated its call for greater legal protection for couples in cohabiting relationships.

An Insight into UK Family Structure

The Office for National Statistics has recently published statistics that give an interesting insight into the most common household types and family structures that existed in the UK during 2014.

Separation rates in married and cohabiting couples

A recent analysis of Office for National Statistics data has led pro-marriage think tank the Marriage Foundation to conclude that unmarried couples are set to overtake married couples as the main source of family breakdown by the end of 2013. This is despite the fact that unmarried couples only account for only one in five parents.

Conceptions in England and Wales

The Office for National Statistics has recently published data on the rate of conception in England and Wales in 2011.

Census figures highlight risks to cohabiting couples

New figures from the UK Census have revealed that more and more couples are living together without being married.

Cohabitation a popular choice amongst the over 50s

Recent research from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University has found that an increasing number of adults age 50 and over are choosing to live with their partner instead of marrying them.

More young people still live with their parents

The number of people who are still living in their parents' home between the ages of 20 and 34 has increased by 20% since 1997, reports the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Growth in cohabitation in America

A recent release from the U.S. Census Bureau has showed that interracial or interethnic opposite-sex married couple households grew by 28% over the decade from 7% in 2000 to 10% in 2010.

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