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Married/unmarried – what’s the real difference?

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A recent report using data from the Office for National Statistics has shown that cohabiting couples are as likely to have children as married couples. This is the first time that we are seeing the same proportions of married and unmarried couples having children – 38% of both married and unmarried couples are parents. Whilst there remain numerically more married families with children, it is interesting that the percentages are now equal. The report looked at the change between 2001 and 2011 in family make up. Over the same period the number of single parent families has also increased. The…

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