Research Papers

Establishing the facts about family breakdown
and
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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Unfulfilled aspirations: half of teens will never marry

Our analysis of new Office for National Statistics data suggests that only a little over half of all today’s teenagers will get married, in spite …

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Men behaving better

Valentine’s Day is traditionally a date when many couples take the plunge to get engaged. But what does the future hold for couples who get …

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Family stability improves as divorce rates fall

Traditionally, January has seen a spike in the number of couples deciding to end their marriage, following a stressful festive period. However, new research released …

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Actual divorce rates down by half

UK divorce rates among newlyweds have dropped to their lowest levels in thirty years, new analysis has found. The proportion of couples divorcing after three …

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Mummy’s Boys, Daddy’s Girls and Teenage Mental Health

Mummy’s boys may be the butt of jokes and subject to name-calling, but they actually fare better in roughing out the challenges of teenage life …

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Seddons / Populus Polling for Marriage Week 2018

More men in the UK are holding out ‘to meet the right person’ before getting married than women, a new survey published today revealed. Thirty-five …

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