The Facts behind Cohabitation
This factsheet published by Civitaspresents the summary of findings from Patricia Morgan's book Marriage-Lite. The factsheet can either be downloaded in pdf format from their website. The material is ideal for use in schools for PSHE lessons at Key Stage 3 & 4.
Living together is linked to unemployment, ill-health, domestc violence and poor outcomes for children. Marriage fundamentally alters the nature of the couple partnership, leading to striking differences in a number of respects showing that marriage is more than just a piece of paper.