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Births outside marriage: the real story

Authors

Publication date

2001

Abstract

Four in ten births are outside marriage, compared with under ten per cent a quarter of a century ago. Most of these births, however, are to cohabiting couples, not single mothers. But, explains John Ermisch, the rise in the proportion of births outside marriage should still be a source of serious concern.

Published in

The Edge

Volume

8

Subjects

Lone Parents, Child Development, and Family Formation And Dissolution

Links

http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/about/CI/CP/the_edge/issue8/births_1.aspx?ComponentId=2407&SourcePageId=10746

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