A new study has revealed Britain to be the worst country in the western world when it comes to intact families with just over 69 percent of children living with their parents.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) carried out a survey among its 30-member countries to identify the living standards of children under 14 years of age. While the average percentage of children living with their parents was 84 percent among its member countries, the number fell to 69 percent in Britain while Latvia was the worst countries with broken homes with just 64 percent living with both their parents.
AdvertisementChristian Guy from the Centre for Social Justice criticized the government for the high number of family breakups in the country and said that politicians should now wake up and realize that family breakups were not simply a part of a progressive society.
"Timid politicians are becoming numb to Britain's sky-high family breakdown rates. Behind too many front doors, instability damages adults and children. Yet, as these OECD figures show, broken families are not some inevitable feature of modern society or social progress", he said.