The average marriage can now expect to last 40 years, before ending in either divorce or death, according to our new analysis, reported in the Sunday Times And among the half of all today’s newlyweds who will celebrate their ruby wedding, it will be ‘until death do us part’ for 99 per cent of them. […]
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.