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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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The results: lower marriage rates for young adults, older average ages for marrying couples and the rise of a 1-billion-dollar dating industry aimed at helping people find partners who are shopping in the same "market.
In a 2011 study, the Pew Research Center found that 51 percent of Americans were married, compared to 72 percent in 1960 -- the marriage rate has declined by 60 percent since 1979.
At the same time, marriage rates have fallen to record lows.
Bulgaria has the lowest marriage rate among all EU member states a merely 2.
The decline of marriage in Europe is well-known but still striking: The female marriage rate fell in Germany from 0.
That is Ireland's lowest marriage rate since 1998 and is down 0.
Two-parent families are becoming less common, especially in higher income countries, as marriage rates fall; nevertheless, a majority of the world's children still live in homes with two parents.
He describes declining marriage rates and rising numbers of unmarried couples and single moms.
Why might some countries have higher marriage rates than others?
Many of these groups with above-average marriage rates also record higher levels of support for Romney, at least in comparison to the overall sample average.
The latest survey by the UAE Marriage Fund, a government institution that provides financial assistance to those who want to marry but cannot afford to, showed that 87pc of respondents blamed high dowries for low marriage rates among Emirati women.
The loss of unskilled jobs for men has been associated with falling marriage rates and increasing use of the welfare system by single women.