Getting it wrong on cohabitation

Tom O'Gorman | 04 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child welfare, cohabitation, marriage
A new study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) indicates that children raised by cohabiting couples do no worse on average than children raised by married couples once socio-economic background is taken into account, and therefore there is no good reason on the part of the State to encourage marriage.

Divorce and cohabitation are wrecking Britain, says judge

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, divorce, marriage
You might think from the millions of words spilled on the subject lately that the worst thing to have happened to British society in the past 50 years is the News of the World phone hacking scandal. It’s not. A more serious contender is divorce, according to a senior family court judge.

Divorce culture report

Sheila Liaugminas | 12 July 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: broken families, children of divorce, cohabitation, divorce, marriage, marriage values
The subject is finally getting mainstreamed. It took a whole generation suffering the ravages of family strife for it to make its way into the public conversation. Probably because the children who suffered most are now adults, in the media and the arts.

Behind mothers who abuse, an absence of marriage

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child abuse, cohabitation, motherhood
Among the most distressing news stories are those featuring mothers suspected, accused or convicted of killing their children or of standing by while their infants were fatally abused.

Reject cohabitation! Pope urges young Croatians

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, family, Pope Benedict XVI
During a brief visit to Croatia at the end of last week, Pope Benedict addressed a crowd of over 400,000 people at the country's first annual family day in the capital, Zagreb.

Domestic finances: Mine. Yours. Ours?

Mariette Ulrich | 14 February 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, finance, marriage
An interesting article on Slate recently discussed the financial habits of contemporary couples. Author Jessica Grose took a detailed look at how people approach the issue of whether or not to share money and bank accounts.

The American family: torn by a culture of rejection

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 January 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child welfare, cohabitation, divorce, family, teenagers
We hear a lot about family breakdown but not much that throws light on its true extent, or on the causes. A new study remedies that by describing the parental relationship in terms of either “belonging” or “rejection”.

Growing up: marriage is a great motivator

Rebekah Hebbert | 21 December 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, emerging adults, marriage
For most people large, tight families who do just about everything en masse is the stuff of legend, or reality TV shows. But as the oldest of ten children I live with it every day. This article, for example, was interrupted to rescue a precious stuffed bunny from the new puppy, and mediate who got to wear the princess dress.

Kate Middleton’s “stable family background” a plus

Carolyn Moynihan | 22 November 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: British Royal Family, cohabitation, marriage
Not to be outdone by The Daily Mail and the New York Times, The Economist  has pronounced on the engagement of Britain's Prince William and his girlfriend of many years, Kate Middleton. 

College educated now more likely to marry

W. Bradford Wilcox | 11 October 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, marriage, poverty

Educated and religious people most likely to marry

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 March 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, education, marriage, religion
It is what you would expect -- research showing that religious people are more likely to marry than merely cohabit with a partner -- but helpful to see the actual figures.

Living together first puts marriage at risk

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 March 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, marriage
When will young adults get the message that living together does not increase their chances of a lasting marriage? New analysis of US national data shows that, on average, cohabitation actually decreases by 6 percentage points the likelihood of marriage lasting 10 years or more.

A marriage proposal

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: cohabitation, divorce, marriage
Leading marriage scholars have come up with an index for monitoring the health of marriage in society.

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