Family diversity

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  • Household Diversity
    • Nuclear
      • Functionalist Approach
      • In decline
    • Lone Parent
      • Non-Dependent children
      • Dependent Children
      • Divorce is rising
        • So LP Family is rising
    • Bean Pole
      • One Grandparent; One Parent; Children
    • One person Households
      • Under/Over State pension age
      • 2008 - 15% of households
    • One Family Households
      • Couple
        • No children
          • 2008- 29%
        • 1-2 dependent children
          • 2008- 18% from 1971 - 26%
        • 3 or more dependent children
          • 1971- 8% to 2008 - 3%
        • Non-dependent children only
          • 2008- 6% from 1971 - 8%
    • Cohabitation
      • Post university
      • Friends
      • Young Couple
      • Cheaper
      • On the rise
      • None married couples aren't legally obliged to share
    • Same sex
      • Gay
      • Lesbian
      • New right and functionalists are against this
        • It is away from the nuclear family
    • Reconstituted family (10%)
    • Two or more unrelated adults
      • 3 %

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