Consequences of Family Breakdown according to 'Breakdown Britain 2006'

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  • Consequences of Family Breakdown
    • Dysfunctional Families
      • A number of families who cannot offer their offspring core needs such as secure attachment, protection and self-control
    • Poverty and Welfare Dependency
      • Failure to develop a bond between the Mother and Father often leads to welfare dependency.
        • Women are often faced with having to cope on their own which places the financial burden on wider society
          • Housing stocks are under immense pressure-lone parenthood has increased the amount of families needing separate housing
    • Delinquency & Crime
      • 70% of young offenders come from lone parent families
    • Impact on the Elderly
      • In a society characterized by breakdown it is no longer seen as a moral responsibility to care for the elderly, thus the responsibiliy is shifting to the state
    • Costs to the Nation
      • If there was less family breakdown, less children would be taken into care, there would be less of a demand on the NHS, less unemployment and less educational failure
    • Effects on Housing
      • Housing stocks are under immense pressure-lone parenthood has increased the amount of families needing separate housing

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