Hope in the gloom: Harry’s November newsletter

Online version of the newsletter is here and, if you wish, you can subscribe here! Britain is now West European capital of family breakdown. Not much of a claim, is it? My new analysis of the latest figures from Eurostat reveal that lone parenthood in the West is driven by the separation of unmarried parents – and not by divorce as many…

Marriage is back?

Well, maybe not yet, but there are small but encouraging signs of a genuine uptrend. The latest figures from Office for National Statistics showed that there were 5% more marriages in England and Wales during 2012 compared to the previous year. The increase was pretty well spread across the board. There were more first marriages and…