Family Life is Good for You Marriage and the family continue to weaken in a number of countries. In Canada, close to 1.2 million couples were living in a common-law relationship in 2001, up 20% from 1995, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported July 11, 2002. By contrast, the number of married couples increased just 3%, to 6.4 million from 6.2 million, over the same period. The figures come from Statistics: Canada's General Social Survey, which collected information on relationship ties, marital splits and new unions. In 2001, almost 90% of Canadian men and women aged 50 to 69 had started their conjugal life through marriage.
1. According to the 2011 census data, there were 9,389,700 families in Canada. Numbers in each of the diverse form of the Canadian families have increased. About 20 per cent since 1981 has risen for married couple families while the number of common-law unions has more than the quadruple since 1981. However, married couples have remained the most dominant family form but compared to other years the number is declining with time.
In 2003, 58% of Americans were against same-sex marriage, while only 33% were in favor. The newest study in 2013 determined that the number Americans in favor for marriage equality for same-sex couples rose to 49%, while the opposition dropped to 44%. The sub-group with the largest increase in favorable views toward marriage equality was the millennial generation (born in 1980-2000), with an increase of 19% in favor from 51% in 2003 to 70% in 2013. This also constitu... ... middle of paper ... .... Web.
Sex selective infanticide and feticide over many years have caused females to become outnumbered by males by nearly 36 million. Multiple studies have been able to connect this unequal gender ratio to only a few important factors, including the population’s illegal inclusion of dowries in the marriage ceremony, as well as the patriarchal preference of the culture. Fig. 1. According to studies, nearly 1.5 of the 12 million females born in India each year does not see a first birthday.
The divorce rate for couples in second marriages was 58 percent (smartmarraiges.com). Then there are those couples who have thought about divorce, but for different reasons decided to stay married. A Gallup Poll in the United States found that 40 percent of married individuals had considered leaving their partners, and 20 percent said they were dissatisfied with their marriage about half the time (Olson and Defrain 1994, p. 6). According to the U.S. Census, the total numbers of U.S. divorces reported finalized annually were 957,200 in 2000 and 944,317 in 1998. If Americans keep this rate up, we will proudly be reporting years from now, an annual divorce rate of higher numbers than we would like to think of (www.census... ... middle of paper ... ...ore than a legally binding piece of paper between two people.
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For the couples that marry between the ages of 14 and 17 years of age they are twice as likely to divorce as couples who wait until their twenties (Kecskes). Today the average age of first marriage is 27 for women and 29 for men, but fewer than 8% of women and 13% of men married for the first time at the age of 30 or older (Avins) (Pattern 1A). Couples who marry when they are 18, 19, and 20 tend to be blindsided by many problems that take place during marriage such as unemployment, abuse, unexpected pregnancy, in-laws, affairs and many more (Kecskes.) Youthful marriages are a higher risk factor to divorce instead of couples who wait till they are older because of low income, poverty, and cohabitation before marriage. Around two thirds of couples who marry today are already live together and are known to be less committed in marriage (Koontz).
Lesbian marriages accounted for three-fifths of the same sex marriages. Lesbian marriages outnumbered male-male marriages in every states except New York. (“How Many…”) In this source, I learned the number of same sex marriages in the United States. I was really shocked to hear how many same sex couples there are in the United States. And there are definitely more than we know.