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Civil partnership five years on

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The Civil Partnership Act 2004, which came into force in December 2005 allowing same-sex couples in the UK to register their relationship for the first time, celebrated its fifth anniversary in December 2010. This article examines civil partnership in England and Wales, five years on from its introduction. The characteristics of those forming civil partnerships between 2005 and 2010 including age, sex and previous marital/civil partnership status are examined. These are then compared with the characteristics of those marrying over the same period. Further comparisons are also made between civil partnership dissolutions and divorce. The article presents estimates of the number of people currently in civil partnerships and children of civil partners. Finally the article examines attitudes towards same-sex and civil partner couples both in the UK and in other countries across Europe.

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Ross, Helen, Gask, Karen and Berrington, Ann (2011) Civil partnership five years on Population Trends, 145, (1), Autumn Issue, pp. 172-202. (doi:10.1057/pt.2011.23). (PMID:21987019).

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e-pub ahead of print date: August 2011
Published date: September 2011
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography

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Local EPrints ID: 201015
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/201015
ISSN: 0307-4463
PURE UUID: 618db221-8798-4400-930c-518320939e28

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Date deposited: 27 Oct 2011 12:46
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:13

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Author: Helen Ross
Author: Karen Gask
Author: Ann Berrington

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