Marriage has now decreased as more people are now cohabitating ((however you spell it :P)) and say something about they being less stigma attached to cohabitation.
you could say that some people don't see the point in marriage cos its really expensive ((economic reasons))) and doesn't always last (((divorces reates have increased)))
also, many people, especially women, are choosing to further their education and start a carer instead of getting married ---- you should include something about Sue Shapre's research ((hopefully you know which one i'm talking about--- the one where she asked girls about their aspirations during the 80's, then another set of girls the same question during the 2000's and found that their aspirations changed from being housewives to working women)))
Hope this helped :)
Answered Mon 27th February, 2012 @ 12:54 by Fyzah :p
Many people are becoming more secularised and so are not seeing the point in getting married as it only represents something they do not necessarily believe in. Which relates to couples cohabiting.
Women are becoming more independent and so are focusing on their own careers rather than settling down to marriage.