45 per cent of young teenagers (aged 13-15 years old) are not living with both parents Half of all family breakdown takes place during the first two years Amongst parents who remain intact, 93 per cent are married Compelling new evidence that couples who don’t marry rarely offer a secure and stable home for their […]
Family breakdown costs £50bn a year
When couples split up, families move from one to two households. Poverty is a common outcome that affects children. Six out of ten lone parents are supported by the state compared to one out of ten couple parents. That's where most of the £50bn is spent.