Hectic Mum

Sydney Mum finding motherhood is totes hectic

Marriage is not necessary

There is the classic argument  – ‘marriage is for procreating’ …. well, I love a good statistic.

According to UK Office for National Statistics   “The proportion of births registered to married couples has been falling steadily for the last three decades however, marriage remains the most common family setting for births in England and Wales as a whole. In 2009 over half of births occurred within marriage (54 per cent) compared with 61 per cent in 1999 and 89 per cent in 1979”

Only 54% are married down from 89% 30 years ago.  I was really surprised at this low percentage and significant decline.

Could it be argued that marriage is increasingly a deterrent for having a child?


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This entry was posted on July 4, 2011 by in babies, marriage, proceating.
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