Should marriage be a social seat-belt enforced by the State?

  Perhaps it was just my imagination, but I thought I could feel a slight frisson of unease when I introduced myself at the Marriage Foundation conference in London 2013 as:  “I’m Suzy Miller, of Divorce in a Box“. I was not one of the speakers – just asking a question.  I’d raised some laughter when first telling friends that I was off to the Marriage Foundation’s first national conference “Modern Marriage: Myths, Realities and Prospects”,...

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Divorce Statistics Study 2012

Divorce and Children: New Study Confirms Irreparable Harm A study published in January by the Marriage and Religion Research Institute, “The Effects of Divorce on Children,” by Patrick F. Fagan and Aaron Churchill. “Divorce has pervasive weakening effects on children and on all of the five major institutions of society — the family, the church, the school, the marketplace, and government itself,” Fagan and Churchill concluded. The concluding section of the study...

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Divorce statistics

Wokingham with 38.6 per cent has the highest proportion of women lone parents in full-time work. (Census 2001) • Almost half of all marriages in England and Wales will end in divorce. • At least one child under 16 is affected in 53% of all cases, with nearly two-thirds of them being under 11. • Since 1997 average age of divorce has risen from 40.2 to 43.7 years for men and from 37.7 to 41.2 years for women, partly due to the rise in age at marriage. • The highest rate of divorce is among men...

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