For the last few years, it’s become apparent that the trend away from marriage has at least paused, if not necessarily stopped. We have seen this in the population data – how many married or unmarried parents there are – and in the birth data – how many births to married and unmarried parents there are. […]
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.