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Having married parents boosts teen self-esteem

This article was first published by the Institute for Family Studies For years now, the popular consensus in the UK has been that it’s not marriage that matters to kids; it’s whether their parents stay together that counts. The government-sponsored Families and Children Study illustrates this beautifully. This annual report shows how children in two parent…

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Mockery of marriage: When ideology trumps evidence

Last week, I went to a one day conference in London hosted and run by the very excellent Centre for Population Studies. Given that the subject matter was ‘Cohabitation‘, there was a number of fascinating presentations that explored the development of cohabitation across Europe, its different meanings for different people, different characteristics and outcomes between cohabiting…

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Trapped in an unhappy cohabitation, living together

People don’t get trapped in an unhappy marriage. They get trapped in an unhappy living together. It’s a no-brainer, isn’t it? Fifty years ago, it was frowned upon. But today, everybody does it. Living together, or cohabitation, is a win-win situation. Sharing the same house or flat gives you the chance to get to know…