Fewer Weddings - and More Divorces
Sweden's wedding fever seems to have broken. Until just this past year, Swedes were getting married like never before. This represented a sea-change for a country where many people opt never to marry at all, choosing to cohabitate as so-called "sambos" instead. But now weddings are down – and divorces are up.
Radio Sweden's Linda Nyberg interviewed Eva Knuts, professor of ethnology at Gothenburg University, who has researched weddings and marriage to try to understand the trend.