Family Diversity

Everything you need to know about family diversity. 

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  • Family Diversity
    • structural diversity
      • Extended Family
        • Modified extended/dispersed nuclear fam-keep in touch via technology
          • Increased role of grandparents in modern uk.
        • CHARLES-contact remains high between mum and daughter. sharpe decline in sibling contact.
      • Lone Parents
        • One parent, dependant child. 1 IN 4 CHILDREN BY AGE OF 5 LIVE WITH 1 PARENT.
        • 2006: 96% LONE PARNTS HEADED BY WOMEN.
      • Reconstituted Families
        • Married or Cohabating couples with dependant children. with at least one child not biological child of both partners.
        • Divorce extended family. STACY
      • Gay and Lesbian
        • THE LANCETT (2002) 5% of adults have a same sex realationship.
        • Same sex realtionships legalised 1969
        • WEEKS (1999) Incresed acceptance of homsexuality led to more stable long term realtionships within this group.
        • Civil partnership legal in uk 2004. Adoption 2002
      • One Person Housholds
        • Big rise in people living alone. BERHTOUD AND GERSHUNNY (2000) 1 in 10 people living alone in 2000
        • Female pensioners,male divorcies, decline in those marrying.
      • Cohabiting Couples
        • Doubled ince 1996 and 25-34 yr olds more likely to cohabit
    • Cultural Diversity
      • Social Class
        • Raporports: Highlighted difference between working and middle class fams
        • CULTURAL CAPITAL: general knowlege of world, politic,food,art,literature,etc
        • Deferred Gratification and immediate gratification
      • regional
        • Eversley and Bonerjea- distinctive patterns of fam life in uk- eg, more old people live by sea. villages nuclear fams, lon parents inner cities and council houses
      • Ethnic
        • Ballard (1982) extended fams more common amongst south asian fams-respect for elderly more likely to look aftr them
        • INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH (2000) highest rtes of marriage amongst asian women.also lowest rates of divorce. 3/4 married before 25-arranged marriages. also religion= not working having children and commiting to morals.
        • AFRICAN CARIBBEAN FAMS: SOCIAL TRENDS 2001: 48% of A-C fams were more lone parents headed by mother
        • African Caribbean highest number of lone mums and highest divorce rate
        • Berthoud (2003) MODERN INDIVIDUALISM. a-c women less dependent on men-see as economic burden, not help. also have extened support networks to rely on. also more likely to be employed htan A-C men
    • Post Modernity and family diversity
      • GIDDENS:CONFLUENT LOVE. we have unrealistic ecpectations of relationships from media. leads to breakdown. increasedchoice and diversity
        • 'LATE MODERNITY'- charicterised by chice and change-explains incrased fam divesity,however it possible exagerates freedom of choice in fam unit
      • BECK-RISK SOCIETY AND NEGOTIATED FAMILY (1992)
        • Post modern era characterised by increasedchoice and risk taking. traditionless influential.enter fams we negotiate, if this chnages individuals feel justifiedin leaving famm unit. LESS PATRIARCHAL
      • STACY-DIVORCE EXTENDED FAM
        • Study of silicon Vally, california, showed how many fams linked through divorce not marriage
      • CHESTER-NEO CONVENTIONAL NUCLEAR FAMILY
      • HAREVAN-LIFE COURSE ANALYSIS
        • Interactionalists looking at interactions of individuals and small groups - only way to understand fam is by looking at individuals view of what it is.
  • Beanpole Family
    • structural diversity
      • Extended Family
        • Modified extended/dispersed nuclear fam-keep in touch via technology
          • Increased role of grandparents in modern uk.
        • CHARLES-contact remains high between mum and daughter. sharpe decline in sibling contact.
      • Lone Parents
        • One parent, dependant child. 1 IN 4 CHILDREN BY AGE OF 5 LIVE WITH 1 PARENT.
        • 2006: 96% LONE PARNTS HEADED BY WOMEN.
      • Reconstituted Families
        • Married or Cohabating couples with dependant children. with at least one child not biological child of both partners.
        • Divorce extended family. STACY
      • Gay and Lesbian
        • THE LANCETT (2002) 5% of adults have a same sex realationship.
        • Same sex realtionships legalised 1969
        • WEEKS (1999) Incresed acceptance of homsexuality led to more stable long term realtionships within this group.
        • Civil partnership legal in uk 2004. Adoption 2002
      • One Person Housholds
        • Big rise in people living alone. BERHTOUD AND GERSHUNNY (2000) 1 in 10 people living alone in 2000
        • Female pensioners,male divorcies, decline in those marrying.
      • Cohabiting Couples
        • Doubled ince 1996 and 25-34 yr olds more likely to cohabit

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