Changing Family Patterns

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  • Changing Family Patterns
    • Divorce
      • Securalisation shows how less people believe in religoun.
      • Declining stigma in divorce as ithas become socially accepted.
      • Rising expectations of marriage means that higher expectations of marriage makes couple less willing to tolerate unhappy marriages.
      • There have been changes in the law that have affected this like: Equalising the grounds, Widening the grounds for divorce nad making divorce cheaper.
      • Changing in the postions of women means that women are not financialy dependant on men as the have there own wage. Also women are supported by the state as well.
    • Cohabitation
      • there are over two milloin cohabiting couples in the uk
        • The young are more likely to cohabit.
        • Increased carreer options women no longer need to marry to fufill finsncaial needs
        • recent studies show that people wit h no religoun were more likely to cohabit
    • Marriage
      • Changes in the postion of women may meen that theyb may wish topursue a carreer rather than get married
      • There is securlisation involved as less people believe in religoun
      • There is less stigma attached with not marrying and it has become socially accepted
      • Fewer peole marry due to changing attitudes in marriage and less pressure
    • Step families
      • Step families are at greater risk of poverty.
      • Stepfamilies have at least one child from the previous realationships.
      • Some of the problems faced by stepfamilies may be the result of clear social norms.
      • Step families account for over 10% of families
  • Changing in the postions of women means that women are not financialy dependant on men as the have there own wage. Also women are supported by the state as well.

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