Research Papers

Establishing the facts about family breakdown
transforming the debate about marriage

In the first six years of Marriage Foundation we have focused on establishing the reality of family stability and instability: what actually happens to couples and their children, who stays together and who splits up.  This is transforming the debate about marriage which, previously, had been obscured by myths and misconceptions.

Briefing Paper

This briefing note draws together our most significant findings to date.

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marriage gap

Wedding costs and the Marriage Gap

Almost one in three young unmarried UK adults aged 18-30 say they would be more likely to get married if the typical wedding was ‘cheaper, …

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marriage week

TikTok generation say “I want to get married”

Our new survey of 2,000 young adults for Marriage Week 10-16 May 2021 finds that over 80% of 18-30s want to marry More than eight …

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Swipe Right for Love

Nine in 10 Tinder and Grindr users now in a relationship want to marry, finds new poll Read our research note here and press release …

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No ‘divorce boom’ in sight

OUR latest analysis of survey data from September shows that those seriously considering divorce are still well down on pre-COVID levels.  Several articles in the …

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law commission

Will cheaper weddings bridge the marriage gap?

Analysis of data from the Office for National Statistics shows that the ‘marriage gap’ between rich and poor has doubled in 30 years. Whereas in …

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Get married for the sake of the children

Marriage boosts stability for parents and acts as a buffer against problems for children. This is especially true today now that divorce rates are at …

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