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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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Since 1965, the marriage rate in the EU has declined by close to 50 per cent in relative terms, from 7.8 per 1 000 persons in 1965 to 4.3 in 2015.
These figures may be expressed as 4.3 marriages for every 1,000 persons (crude marriage rate) and 1.9 divorces for every 1 000 persons (crude divorce rate).
"As marriage rates decline, it is also possible that the association between marriage and physical capability may not be so strong for younger people when they reach older ages," she said.
IRELAND'S marriage rate is expected to drop to a record low by 2030 - though divorces will still be much lower than the rest of Western Europe, according to a new report.
According to UNICEF State of the World's Children 2017 report, Nigeria currently sits at international ranking of 11 on child marriage rates though the prevalence of child marriage varies widely from one region to another, with figures as high as 76 per cent in the North West region and as low as 10 per cent in the South East.
The continuing decline by nearly 1,500 marriages in a single year is a worrying trend for many, especially as the 8 year low in the city's marriage rate coincides with an eight year low in the birth rate as well.
Economic factors play the biggest role in the falling birth and marriage rates. Youth unemployment reached a record high 9.9 percent last year.
Child marriage rates vary across regions - North Eastern and Coast have the highest prevalence rates while Central and Nairobi have the lowest.
Texas has one of the highest child marriage rates in the country, but a new law seeks to change that.
The report found sleep rates are worse in countries with low marriage rates.
Some argue that a decline in marriage rates can even be a positive factor in mortgage finance demand.
"Over the past several decades, marriage rates have fallen dramatically in the U.S." (37) Since 1970, marriage rates have declined by nearly sixty percent.