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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One earner families

Despite significant policy efforts to encourage both parents into work, our analysis of new ONS data shows little reduction in one earner families across the

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Happy Wife Happy Life

New analysis of data from up to 13,000 UK families show that a mum’s level of happiness has a direct effect on her children’s mental

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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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