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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Marriage is Just Too Boring, say English Children

English children do not want to get married because they think it will lead to a life of boredom, according to a survey conducted by the BBC. More than a quarter - 27 per cent - said they did not want to tie the knot when they grew up as they saw marriage as a "pointless" union, the survey of 2,000 seven- to 11-year-olds found. Most of the youngsters questioned for a BBC1 show, What Kids Really Think, thought that they would be unhappy and bored. The survey also found that while mothers appeared to be in charge - 67 per cent of the children said their mothers "wore the trousers" - they were also left with the lion's share of the housework. Three quarters said their mothers did all the household chores while their fathers watched football. Source.  Sarah Womack, Social Affairs Correspondent, news.telegraph,

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