October 15, 2012
From the Wall Street Journal:
The typical Canadian family looks a little different than it used to, according to census data released...by 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.
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