SINGLEHOOD

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  • Singlehood
    • Living alone out of choice
    • amount of people living alone has increased from 12% households in 1961 to 29% in 2011
      • many people living alone are elderly widowed women and divorced/separated men and women
    • many people living alone are elderly widowed women and divorced/separated men and women
    • Reasons for increase in singlehood
      • expensive to buy/rent a home
      • delaying marriage
      • worried about commitment
      • local universities and stay at home while studying
      • boomerang generation - come to live at home after stydying
      • emancipation of women
      • seclarisation
    • Reserach
      • Anthony Giddens (1996)
        • said living alone increase and become a 'valued option'
      • Sue Sharpe (1994)
        • Girls in the 1970's concerned with love, marriage, husbands, children, jobs and careers in that order. In the 1990s more concerned with jobs and careers
      • Wilkinson (1994)
        • 'Genderquake' - changing attitudes and aspirations of women, no longer prioritise marriage
      • Legislation
        • The Equal Pay Act 1970
        • The Equality Act 2010

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