Family diversity

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  • Created on: 10-05-15 10:22
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  • Diversity in the family
    • important trends
      • nuclear family fall
        • upset New Right
      • divorce increase
      • few 1st time marriages
      • more couples cohabitating
      • fewer children
      • more same sex couples
      • births outside marriage
        • more lone parents
    • Statistics
      • 2005 lowest marriage rate
      • only 35% marriages religious ceremony
        • but only 51% 1991
      • 2003 44% young married 1991 63%
      • divorce doubled 1961-69
    • Patricia Morgan found that in Britain the marriage has not been supported by tax system
    • British Social Attitudes Survey people still want to be married
    • Cohabitation
      • Berrington Diamond found that it was more common married before
      • fastest growing family type in UK
      • 1/4 cohabitating
    • Same sex marriages
      • 1967 decriminalised
    • One person households 3/10 doubled 1960's
      • half of these pensioners
    • Child Bearing
      • one in 4 born outside of marriage
      • more women childless
      • Lone Parent Families
        • 1/4 families lone parent
        • 90% headed by women
        • 2 x as likely poverty
      • family planning associating UK teen pregnancies largest in Europe
        • England + Wales 6 x more than Netherlands

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