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“Agreeable” husbands have a more successful marriage

A recent study from America has found an apparent link between the success of a marriage and the husband’s health and personality.

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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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Cohabiting couples display traditional views

A recent study from America has found that working-class couples who choose to cohabit rather than marry tend to have traditional views on gender roles within the home.

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To boldly wed where no one has wed before.....

A Swedish couple chose to have their wedding ceremony at a recent Star Trek convention in London, reports the Huffington Post.

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Human Rights Commission welcomes adoption ruling

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has welcomed a recent High Court ruling that declared it was unlawful to prevent unmarried couples from adopting in Northern Ireland.

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Foster carers should be paid, say Scottish children

A recent survey carried out by the Fostering Network has found that 90% of Scottish children in care and sons and daughters of foster carers think that foster carers should receive a proper salary. Around 80% also believe that foster carers should be paid an allowance to cover the costs of providing foster care, and that this allowance should be set at the same level across Scotland.

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Distant dads want more involvement with kids

Many fathers who have children who live all or part of their time with their mother would like to be more involved in their children’s lives, according to new research released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Latest Scottish Household Survey published

The Chief Statistician in Scotland has published the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) 2011 Annual Report (Scotland’s People).

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Celebrating Civil Partnership

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) in Ireland has marked the huge success of civil partnerships and the 2nd anniversary of the Dáil and Seanad passing the civil partnership legislation.

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Charity comments on CMEC review

Commenting on the release of the Public Accounts Committee review of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC), 4Children Chief Executive Anne Longfield OBE said:

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