Tuesday 20 February 2018

David Quinn: Traditional family unit dying away

People today think they know the 'facts of life', but to judge from a new survey of attitudes to life, love and happiness, nothing could be further from the truth.

Last week Margaret Fine-Davis of Trinity College Dublin published an excellent new study called 'Attitudes to Family Formation in Ireland'. It is based on a survey of 1,400 people aged 20-49.

One of its findings is that 84pc of people in this age group believe it is better to live with someone before you marry them. But they are quite wrong about this.

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