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Monday, October 15, 2012

Canadian Statistics

From the Wall Street Journal:

The typical Canadian family looks a little different than it used to, according to census data Statistics Canada.

Married couples as a proportion of all Canadian families declined between 2006 and 2011, while the share of common-law couples increased. Growth in common-law couples comfortably outpaced the increase in married couples and lone-parent families. And the number of same-sex couples tripled, reflecting the first five-year period during which same-sex marriage was legal in Canada.

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The Canadian trend rings true in the United States as well. More and more couples are opting not to marry, but instead chooose to cohabitate either as a civil union or, in states that do not recognize civil union, as common law husband and wife.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | Oct 29, 2012 7:37:24 PM

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