The institution of family and marriage wiil continue to weaken

Evgeny Soroko : physicist, Researcher, mathematician
Social norms and the concept of marriage are are changing as the spectrum of socially acceptable types of marriage broadens, giving individuals greater freedom of choice over the form of marriage (church, civil, registered, unregistered, same-sex, heterosexual, trial or temporary, etc.). A reduction in registered marriages, the increase in divorce and cohabitation, the rise in the average marriage age (in developed countries: 30 or older), a significantly greater share of children born out of wedlock (in Russia in 2010 – every fourth child and every second in some countries) all combine to indicate the opposite.

Evgeny Soroko, article for, 2012