Steve Webb, Director of Policy at Royal London said: Cohabiting
couples currently miss out on a wide range of tax breaks, social security benefits and pension rights that married couples currently enjoy.
Under current rules, when one person in a cohabiting
couple dies, their surviving partner is not entitled to National Insurance benefits for bereavement.
While married couples experience health gains - likely linked to the formal benefits of marriage such as shared healthcare plans - cohabiting
couples experienced greater gains in happiness and self-esteem," Dr.
It said that, for example, married couples enjoy significant inheritance tax benefits over their cohabiting
Thus, fathers who are married to or cohabiting
with mothers may be more involved than fathers who are not in coresidential relationships with mothers.
The human rights organisation handed the report over to the Law Reform and Development Commission in the hope that it will provide the basis for law reform on cohabiting
Most previous research has focused on childbearing intentions among cohabiting
(10) or unmarried (11) women, or has compared married women's childbearing intentions with those of unmarried women.
Members of family law group Resolution regularly see the injustice suffered when the relationships of cohabiting
couples break down.
In the next section, we review existing theories about differences in assortative mating patterns among married and cohabiting
couples; we discuss their relevance for the Canadian context and formulate specific hypotheses relevant to marital and nonmarital selection in the two observed settings.
There are distinct differences in the treatment of money in cohabiting
and married couples.
Of particular interest are the prevalence of cohabiting
relationships in Denmark that allows us to test for wage differences by type of relationship, the evidence that Danish households are less specialized than U.
In subsequent talks he was able to muster enough support to re-establish his majority, by removing his contentious plan to legalize 'gay marriage' and give a series of benefits to cohabiting
couples, including those of the same sex.
If one half of a cohabiting
couple receives at least 50% of his or her total support from the other and made less income than the personal deduction of $3,300, that partner can be listed as a dependent on the other's tax return and claimed as an exemption to get a better tax break.
LONDON -- The Catholic bishops of England and Wales have urged British government advisers to discard proposals to grant the rights of married couples to couples who are cohabiting
A spate of studies has led to a broad consensus among social scientists that children raised by their biological parents fare significantly better than children raised by single, cohabiting
, or remarried parents on a wide variety of dimensions: They're half as likely to drop out of high school or go to prison, more likely to attend college, and less likely to have behavioral problems or encounter material hardship--differences that may be reduced but do not disappear after controlling for factors such as parental income and education.