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  • Created on: 11-05-15 11:45
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  • family patterns
    • Trends
      • num marriages 1970 48000 to 30600 in 2000
      • remarriages increased
      • People marry later av age rose 7 years 1971-2005
    • Changing attitudes towards marriage
      • Cheal more choice over what family = diversity
      • evaluation great freedom = instability likely break up
    • Decline of religious influence
      • however majority still take place in religious context
    • Changes in the position of women
      • Feminists argue women dom wage earners which = conflict between spouses
        • men benefit from triple shifts
    • Divorce trends
      • doubled 1961-1969
      • 40% end in divorce
      • 7/10 come from women
    • Theoretical approaches to divorce
      • NR undesirable
      • Fem allow escape
      • PM = freedom
      • Funct marriage as funct isn't under threat

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