Family diversity revision

Revision on family diversity for AQA AS Sociology Unit 1: Families & Households

Including:

  • Increase in SPF's (Single parent families) & the reasons why & impacts
  • Other factors of family diversity (excluding family type)
  • Regional diversity - Eversley and Boonerjea
  • Same sex families
  • Ethnic & cultural diversity: Modood
  • UK South Asian families - Ballard
  • UK West Indian families
  • Neo-conventional family: Chester
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AS Sociology 28th April 2010
Families and Households Revision Notes



Family Diversity

INCREASE IN SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES

Single parent households has almost tripled
2% in 1961
7% in 1998


REASONS FOR THE INCREASE IN SPF's

More socially acceptable to cohabit, live as a single or gay parent
Secularisation
Legislation such…

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Families and Households Revision Notes



New Right would be against samesex parenting ­ they believe in the traditional
nuclear family


SINGLE PARENTING

Many children may begin life with one parent, but that parent may find a new
partner, thus a 2 parent structure will be…

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Families and Households Revision Notes



UK SOUTH ASIAN FAMILIES

BALLARD

Children in these families have an experience of 2 cultures
Not all children reject the principle of arranged marriage
Most families kept links with their origin village in Asia


UK WEST INDIAN FAMILIES

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