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Family Trends Essays
Tips for Top Marks
1. Address ALL the trends in the question; don't select some and not others
e.g. childbearing: decline in births, later births, childlessness, births outside
marriage
e.g. childrearing: rise in lone parent families, same sex couples adopting, step
families, beanpole families, kippers

2. For…

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e.g. In response to the above childbearing and childrearing trends, the New
Right would argue that the nuclear family is obviously in decline ­ some couples
are choosing not have children and in others, we have a rise of same sex and lone
parent families. However, liberal feminists would state…

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