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Figure 1 represents the proportion on women and men living with their partner (marriage or cohabitation) in Finland in 1990 and 2007 by age groups. The differences between sexes increase as they grow older. Women over 60 years old are living with their partner less often than men at the same age.

Figure 2 shows the proportion of women and men by their relationship status in 2002 in Finland. Cohabitation and dating is popular especially among under 35-year-olds, but when it comes to older people, they prefer marriage.

The number of divorces and total divorce rate has increased since 1970. If no great changes in the divorce rate will happen, about a half of the current married couples are going to have a divorce, as you can see from figure 3.

Figures by Anneli Miettinen / Population Research Institute