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Changes of marriage in Britain after the Second World War. Presented by Tommy. The marriage pattern of Britain in Victorian Era . Groomed for marriage from an early age. Their life goal is to marry. People in society will look down upon women didn’t get marry.

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the marriage pattern of britain in victorian era
The marriage pattern of Britain in Victorian Era
  • Groomed for marriage from an early age.
  • Their life goal is to marry.
  • People in society will look down upon women didn’t get marry.
factors contributed to the women to marry in victorian era
Factors contributed to the women to marry in Victorian era.
  • Few of them are educated in many areas of life.
  • Starting at a young age they were taught that woman should get married and have children.
  • Women are dependents
the unity of marriage has changed after the second world war 1939 1945
The unity of marriage has changed. after the Second World War (1939~1945).
  • Girls do not feel like they have to marry so as to please the society.
  • Girls have the opportunity to be choosey in whom ever they want to marry.
main changes and facts
Main changes and facts

1. Marriage in decline

2. Divorce increases

3. Cohabitation increases

marriage in decline
Marriage in decline
  • Marriage in decline

In 2001, there were 286,100 weddings in the UK – 6.5 per cent fewer than in 2000. This continues the long-term downward trend that began in 1973

A. There were about 249,000 marriages in England and Wales in 2001, a fall of 7 per cent from 268,000 in 2000. This is the lowest annual number of marriages since 1897

B. First marriages: peaked in 1970 at almost 390,000, and fallen to– 172,000 in 2001.

cohabitation increases
Cohabitation increases
  • Definition: living together in an unmarried sexual relationship
  • History: cohabitation has a long history among poor people, but it has become popular among young, middle-class adults only since the 1960s

(2%―late 1960s, >50%―early 1990s)

  • It is estimated by the Office for National Statistics that there were about 1.6 million cohabiting couples in England and Wales in 1996.
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Reference

Website:

www.statistics.gov.uk

www.marriage.about.com