Marriage is the main cause of legal cohabitation termination

Marriage is the main cause of legal cohabitation termination

Declarations and terminations of legal cohabitation

Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes for the first time data on legal cohabitations. Around 40,000 declarations of legal cohabitation are signed every year. In 2017, it amounted to 39,038 instances. In that same year, 24,764 legal cohabitations have been terminated. For little more than half of them (55 %), it ended in marriage. On average, legal cohabitation ends after 4.3 years.

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The European economy since the start of the millennium

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Since the start of the millennium, the European economy has evolved and statistics can help to better perceive these structural changes.

This digital publication The European economy since the start of the millennium — a statistical portrait aims to show how main features of the economy of the European Union and its Member States have evolved since 2000 through a large range of statistical data giving both a micro- and a macro-economic perspective.

This publication does not describe the short-term trends of the European economy, but its purpose is to answer questions such as: How has our consumption behaviour changed? How has household income evolved? Are working patterns still the same? What is the share of services in the economy? What is the proportion of large enterprises? Has government employment increased or decreased?

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