marital status

Definition

Marital status describes the situation of a person according to their civil status as single, married (including living in a civil partnership or living in a de facto union/committed intimate relationship recognised by national law), widowed or divorced.

Note: EIGE experts inserted additional words to demonstrate that the status of being married is inclusive of lesbian, gay and bisexual persons.

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Source(s)

International Labour Organization – ILO (2007). ABC of Women Workers’ Rights and Gender Equality.

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1283