Study finds 40 per cent of Canadian marriages end in divorce

Unmarried people outnumber the married for first time ever

A new study has found that, for the first time ever, Canada is home to more unmarried people over the age of 15 than married ones. Moreover, according to research by the Vanier Institute of the Family, Canada’s divorce rate now stands at a whopping 40 per cent. The study also found that most couples are increasingly likely to be childless, and that common-law families are the fastest growing type of family. The survey was based on the 2006 census, and points to the recession as a source of stress on families, suggesting debt and poverty are driving men to work longer hours away from their homes.

CBC News

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