Babies before wedding bells for the under 25’s

Women under 25 are now more likely to become mothers before getting married.

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Whereas in the past women were more likely to spend their cash on a big wedding, now they’re focusing on family, as today, the number of women with a baby before 25 has overtaken the number who marry by that age, say the Office of National Statistics.

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The latest figures on births and marriage show around 45% of children are born to unmarried mothers, and in 2007, the number of marriages in England and Wales was 231,450, the lowest since 1895.

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