New study: 9 out of 10 children born to co-habiting couples this year will see parents split by the time they are 16

How do broken families affect children? Well, if you don’t know, I’ll just let you keep supporting cohabitation. I’m too exhausted to participate in such a conversation.

WINTERY KNIGHT

Dina sent me this article from the UK Daily Mail.

Excerpt:

Nearly nine out of ten babies born to co-habiting parents this year will have seen their family break up by the time they reach the age of 16, says a study.

Half of all children born this year will not be living with both natural parents when they reach their mid-teens, and almost all those who suffer family breakdown will be the children of unmarried parents, added the report.

The study, based on figures from the national census and large-scale academic surveys, extrapolates from current trends and calculates that just 9 per cent of babies born to cohabiting couples today will still have their parents living together by the time they are 16.

The report adds that the declining popularity of marriage and the rise of co-habitation will damage the lives of increasing numbers of children.

The figures…

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