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Millennials still value marriage with almost three quarters of those who are unmarried (72%) intending to tie the knot, according to new research by the Church of England. While official figures recently showed a decline in the marriage rate, a study commissioned by the Church of England’s Life Events team suggests that 18-to-35-year-olds still dream of having their big day.
FamilyCARE Impact Direct - 13th April 2018 (The Church of England)
 
Money worries could drive more than one in 10 married couples to split this year, according to new research. Some 22% of people have considered ending their relationships, a survey found, with family finances cited as the main reason for break-ups. Other top causes for tension include working long hours, domestic responsibilities, not spending enough time together, and lack of sex, the results of the study of 2,093 British people found.
FamilyThe Sentinel – 8 January 2018
 
Marriage rates have fallen to their lowest ever, prompting calls for the media, Government and schools to support the institution. Official figures for England and Wales show 239,020 weddings between opposite sex couples took place in 2015 – and that the marriage rate was at its lowest since 1862.
FamilyThe Christian Institute - 2nd March 2018
 
Men who are committed and active members of a faith group are less likely to be violent towards their partner, new research from the charity Tearfund suggests. The study was carried out in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has the highest rate of sexual violence in the world. The charity found that men who were actively engaged in a faith group, whether Christian or Muslim, were more than twice as likely to think that violence towards their partner was never justified, compared with those who were not engaged. Women who were involved in their faith group were also more empowered and able to say no to sex, the survey found.
FamilyChurch Times – 1st December 2017
 
Alcohol abuse by parents in the UK is damaging the lives of an estimated 700,000 teenagers, new research published by the Children’s Society this week suggests. Of the parents of these teenagers, three in five (59%) also suffer from depression or anxiety, the survey of 3,000 families with children aged 10-17 has concluded. The charity has estimated that this equates to more than 1.6 million teenagers who have a parent with depression or anxiety, and 1.7 million teenagers who have a parent with problem debt.
FamilyChurch Times - 10th November 2017
 
The average UK family will spend £514 on school dinners each year (Provident Personal Credit).
FamilyPremier Youth and Children’s Work - October 2017
 
45% of 14 to 15-years-olds are not living with both parents (Marriage Foundation).
FamilyPremier Youth and Children’s Work - October 2017
 
One in seven couples approved to adopt children are homosexual, according to new figures. Figures from the Ministry of Justice show that applications for adoption by same-sex couples have risen by 13 per cent in the last year. Over the same period, the number of applications by heterosexual couples fell by 12 per cent.
FamilyThe Christian Institute - 8th December 2017
 
Children whose parents divorced are still suffering from the damaging effects into their 50s, new research has indicated. A report published by the International Longevity Centre UK found that the consequences of family breakdown do not ‘wear off’.
FamilyThe Christian Institute - 8th December 2017
 
CARE Families and Taxation Report has revealed that the income tax burden placed on a one-earner married couple with two children on the average wage is 70% greater in the UK than in France, twice that in the United States and fifteen times that in Germany!
FamilyCARE Impact Direct - 17th November 2017
 
The report, Cost of a Child in 2017, estimates the cost of raising a child in the UK, based on the minimum income standard: a threshold calculated according to what members of the public deem essential items for every family. It estimates that families in which both parents work full-time on the national living wage are 13 per cent (or £59 per week) short of what they need to give their children a minimum living standard. Single parents working full-time on the same wage are 18 per cent short: double the shortfall they faced in 2012. Couples and single parents not in work face a shortfall of more than 40 per cent.
FamilyChurch Times – August 2017
 
Smacking children is to be banned in Scotland, the Scottish government has confirmed. The move would make the country the first part of the UK to outlaw the physical punishment of children.
FamilyBBC News - 19th October 2017
 
A child born today has only a 50 per cent chance of living with both birth parents by the age of 16. And while the number of divorces has dropped in recent years, more than 100,000 couples still split every year.
FamilyChristianity - August 2017
 
Our analysis of data from the Family Resources Survey between 1994 and 2012 shows an alarming widening of ‘the marriage gap’ between the rich and poor. Mothers with young children are four times more likely to be married if they are wealthy than if they are poor. Among wealthier mothers with children under five, 87 per cent are married compared to only 24 per cent of the poorest earners. The position among the middle income families is not dissimilar. In 1994, 84 per cent were married. By 2012 that figure had dropped to 59 per cent.
FamilyChristianity - February 2017
 
There has been a 29 per cent decrease in divorces granted to couples in the first five years of marriage. For couples who have been married for more than ten years, the divorce rate has not changed significantly since the 1960s. After ten years of marriage the divorce rate is 1.8 per cent and this decreases year by year after that.
FamilyChristianity - February 2017
 
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