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 Cohabitation, marriage and divorce

  • there has been a significant decline in the number of first marriages and in the overall total of marriages since the early 1970s
  • within this number there has been an increase in the numbers and the proportion of remarriages
  • there has been an increase in single-hood
  • there has been a large increase in cohibitation from the 1970s onwards
  • cohabitation before marriage is now the Norm
  • while some see as it as a prelude to marriage others see it as an alternative

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