n.18 February 2008
by Lara Cott
Common Law Baby: 50.5%of all French babies are born out of wedlock: up from 48% in 2006, according to Insee,
the French statistics institute. 15% of Italian babies are born out of wedlock.
In the summer of 2007, millions of homeowners in the United States discovered that the terms on their mortgage loans had worsened at the same time that the market values of their homes were declining. The squeeze quickly led to a sharp rise in foreclosures, and many families lost their homes.