Remarriage, growth of reconstituted, stepfamiles

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  • Remarriage, growth of reconstituted family
    • WHAT?
      • Third of marriages involve a remarriage- Increase in divorce rate
        • Increased in serial monogamy
      • More divorced men remarry than divorced women
        • Reflecting a women's greater dissattisfaction
      • Step fathers more common then step mothers- Children remain with mother
      • Office for National statistics- Half a million stepfamilies with dependent children
      • Allan et al. (2011)-  SF can be complex- Sense of unity with 2 natural parents- Not evident in SF
        • Depending on age, children may be less willing to accept control& discipline
      • Divisions between children


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