"However, Hojatoleslam Ghasem Ebrahimipour, a sociologist, told Shabestan news agency that the trend was due to the availability of premarital sex, and feminism among educated women. "When a woman is educated and has an income, she does not want to accept masculine domination through marriage," he said."
You\’ve got your rise in the age of first marriage, your rise in the divorce rate, all explained right there.
All this piffle about "valuing marriage", about minor tax breaks here and there, about the perniciousness of no fault divorce, about mandatory counselling, even about children being better off with married parents. All tinkering, all pissing in the ocean.
Once women are economically independent (and let us all praise that particular development, the vaguely liberal capitalist economies of the past 40 years or so being the first ever to provide such opportunity) or even potentially so then marriage as an institution or activity becomes a choice, not a necessity.
And as ever with choices fewer people will make them than took that path of action when they had to.
That "fractured family" is, I\’m afraid, simply a by blow of the increase in freedom and liberty of the post WWII period.