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Lengthy military deployments increase divorce risk

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been hard on military marriages, with the risk of divorce rising directly in relation to the length of time enlisted service members have been deployed to combat zones, according to a new American study by the RAND Corporation.

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More marriages in Scotland

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) has published details on the number of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships that took place in Scotland during 2012.

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Germany introduces gender recognition changes

Parents in Germany are to become the first in Europe to have the option of selecting a third gender option when registering the birth of their child, reports the Independent.

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Facebook can be bad for relationships

Persistent Facebook use can be damaging to romantic relationships and increase the risk of separation and divorce, according to researchers at Missouri School of Journalism.

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Additional funding to boost adoption

The UK Government has recently announced an additional £16 million in funding that will be available to adoption agencies in England until 2016 to help address the shortfall of adopters.

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Marriage is good news for children, says Marriage Foundation

The Marriage Foundation has disputed a claim made by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) that there is no evidence that married parents provide a better environment for children’s development than cohabiting couples.

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Marriage rates slow across America

The marriage rate in the U.S. is at its lowest rate for over a century, according to a study conducted by researchers at the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University.

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Same-sex marriage in Scotland moves a step closer

The Scottish Government has recently published details of its Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill, which will give same-sex couples in Scotland the right to marry.

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Welcome for report on child abuse and neglect

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New study reveals the true cost of kinship care

A major study from the University of Bristol and children’s grant-giving charity, Buttle UK has provided the most comprehensive picture to date of informal kinship care — children cared for informally by relatives and friends because their parents are no longer able to look after them.

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Happy marriages can lead to weight gain

A recent study from America has uncovered a link between the happiness of a marriage and weight gain.

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Marriage and divorce rates across the EU

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has published a Special Supplement on Demographic Trends, which is dedicated to recent and historical trends related to population changes and structures, and highlights topics such as fertility, migration, marriage and divorce.

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Family experiences can influence marriage success

A recent study from America has found that children who come from a happy and supportive family are more likely to have successful marriages themselves when they grow up.

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Dip in number of domestic violence incidents

The lack of Old Firm football matches this year has apparently led to a drop in domestic violence cases, reports the Scotsman.

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Impact of education on divorce rate

Married couples who have attained higher levels of education are less likely to divorce than less-educated couples, but a new study conducted at Rutgers School of Social Work points to significant racial differences.

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DWP release latest child maintenance stats

The vast majority of parents who use the Child Support Agency (CSA) are now paying for their children, according to the latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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Studying the health of same-sex couples

Same-sex couples that live together report worse health than people of the same socioeconomic status who are in heterosexual marriages, according to a national study that could have implications for the gay marriage debate.

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Police catch up with ‘deadbeat’ dad

A father from New York is finally in the hands of US authorities after fleeing the country in an attempt to evade his child support obligations, reports CNN.

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Majority of women find their partner irritating

New research has found that women are more likely than men to find their partner irritating.

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System failing too many neglected children

A recent report from Action for Children has found that around 90% of teachers, police officers and social workers have regular contact with children potentially suffering from neglect, but around 40% do not feel able to intervene.

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