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  • Singlehood
    • Why are the number of singletons growing?
      • 3) Changes in attitude and priorites
        • Girls priorities have changed since the 1970's. SHARPES STUDY.
        • People marry later due to priorities such as education and careers
      • 2) Expansion of higher education
        • Delays settling down
        • More people are going to university
        • Delays career
      • 4) An increase in divorce
        • Creates both single parent families and households.
      • 1) Increase in female employment/career opportunities.
        • Choose single hood as a creative option for themselves before settling down.
        • More women gain financial independence.
    • Single hood for young people is only a phase before they establish a relationship and create a nuclear family


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