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Share via Email This article is over 4 years old People have also fallen out of love with marriage in countries as varied as Greece, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands and Britain.
Christopher Thomond Marriage rates have fallen dramatically in most major European countries over the past decade, as austerity, generational crisis and apathy towards the institution deter record numbers of young people from tying the knot.
The number of weddings has fallen to historical lows in France and Spain and has tumbled in other Catholic countries such as Italy, Ireland, Poland and Portugal, according to national and European data.
But people have also fallen out of love with marriage in countries as varied as Greece, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands and Britain. Only in parts of Scandinavia, the Baltic republics and Germany is the institution retaining its allure. In Italy there were fewer thanmarriages last year, the lowest number since the first world war.
Preliminary data indicated that the rate of marriages in Italy last year was 3. It was, it said, "the lowest in modern history". So in a time of crisis like this, people live together in an [unmarried] cohabitation. A study this year found that almost half of people aged in Europe still live with their parentsprevented from flying the nest by a lack of jobs, large debts and rising property costs.
Experts say this perfect storm of factors is also hitting birth rates. The average age of newlyweds in Spain is now In France the downward trend in marriages has been partly affected by the rise of civil partnership contracts.
She saw marriage as "a hard core of people attached to traditional values, or who choose it for what it symbolises: Declining marriage rates in Greece — though exacerbated by the country's debt crisis — have been a fact of life for the past decade, sociologists say.
Changing lifestyles and behavioural patterns as much as economic pressures have been at the root of the fall. The decline is not limited to "old Europe". Witold Wrzesien, a sociologist, said young Poles today wanted "independence without responsibility.
They want to be treated with the respect accorded to adults while staying under the safety of their parents' wings and not taking any risks.
Wedding refusers Italy Germana Chemi, 30, and Carmelo Cardea, 38, from the southern city of Reggio di Calabria, have been together for six years and living together for four. In the Italy of 40 years ago they would probably have been married with a brood of children.
Never having that economic solidity which enables you to pursue long-term projects, we've slightly been taking each day as it comes," said Chemi, who completed a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Pisa this year and is now back in Reggio di Calabria trying to qualify as a secondary school teacher.
The shop into which Cardea poured his time and energy was forced to close this month due to the harsh economic climate. Despite the difficulties, the couple have managed to create a life together outside their family homes — which, especially in southern Italy, is not a given.
Now that's no longer the case," said Chemi. And, perhaps chiefly because neither is a practising Catholic, they do not feel particularly bothered about tying the knot. It has never been a life goal," said Chemi. They live together in the eastern Paris suburb of Le Perreux-sur-Marne.
They have not married because "we never really felt like it", although the couple have "got nothing against marriage as an institution", said Henry.
She said they had seen married couples around them break up.
Gendreau said "the real commitment for us was to have children". They also have seen friends marry young and almost all of them are divorced.
A lot of our friends feel the same way," he said. Poland Szymon Krawczyk, 27, and Alicja Pawlicka, 26, have been a couple for three years.Singapore has made millions of lives better just because you cant make Singapore home does not make it any less of a country than others.
there are endless stats that shows Singapore is a top developed country. this is a rather scary thoguht when you have population aging and decline then growing.
Japan has a 26% over 65 population which puts a burden on young people to take care of, and if they were to bring in migrants then they will wind up like the western world and a have shift in demographics of a foreign majority and native minority.
A notable decline in religiousness could hold the blame for this attitude shift. Pew Research Center When asked, about four in 10 Americans, regardless of age, agreed that "marriage is becoming.
But more of this decline was attributable to medical factors, such as the use of penicillin, sulfa drugs (discovered in ), and other antibiotics. These help the elderly as well as the young, thereby reducing mortality across the age spectrum.
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from initiativeblog.com The increase came after a steady decline since , when percent of teens were married.
Some researchers attribute the surge during the s to an influx of immigrants.