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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Vanishing divorce

Couples who have been married fifty years are over 200 times more likely to become centenarians than get a divorce, new research from Marriage Foundation

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Celebrity divorce rates

New research from Marriage Foundation has found celebrities are twice as likely to divorce as the rest of us. Marriage Foundation, the think tank founded

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Middle classes shun marriage

New analysis of data from the Family Resources Survey and the General Household Survey shows that the trend away from marriage was largely confined to

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