Decline in Marriage

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  • Decline in Marriage
    • 1) Changing gender roles
      • WILKINSON - 'genderquake' of female attidues towards marriage + family life.
      • Avg. age of marriages risen to 30s from 20s in 1970. Only 48% of population married.
      • SHARPE - 70s girls prioritised love, family etc. 90s changed to careers + edication.
    • 2) Changing social attitudes
      • Secularisation - religion lost influence on marriage.
      • MCRAE - mothers chose cohab as marriage limited freedom + no advantages over cohabiting.
      • POSTMODERNISTS - creative singlegood
      • MORGAN - Marriage going out of fashion

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