MailOnline 17 November 2014
Just 5% of unmarried parents will be together for first child’s 15th birthday
But more than a third of married parents will be around when child turns 15
Less than half of today’s 20-year-olds will wed, new research shows
But three-quarters of teenagers say they want to get married one day
Cost of wedding is putting off poorer couples, marriage campaigners fear
Most young couples who fail to marry are heading for a life of failed relationships and single parenthood.
New research reveals the pitfalls facing 20-somethings who shun marriage in favour of cohabiting relationships.
Of today’s young people, only one in 20 unmarried couples with children will still be together by their first-born’s 15th birthday.