The majority of lone-parent families (90%) are headed by women, and the major reason is separation or divorce from the male partner, although some women are single or widowed.Cohabitation is most likely to be found among those aged 25 – 34 years.
Dating is a stage of romantic or sexual relationships in humans whereby two or more people. changed the equation considerably, and there was less pressure to marry as a means for satisfying sexual urges.
Consequently half of Caribbean families with children are now single parents.
Marriage in Asian families whether Muslim, Hindu or Sikh is mainly arranged and consequently there is little inter-marriage with other religions or cultures.
Moreover this group is more likely than any other group to inter-marry.
The number of mixed-race partnerships means that very few African-Caribbean men and women are married to each other.