Marriage, Divorce, Births and ageing population topic 1B

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Soci
ology
R evi
si
on
Shay
McC ar
thy Symes
Topic 1bMarriage, Divorce, Births and
Ageing Population
MARRIAGE:
Most
pe opl
e i
n Br
it
a i
n gr
ow
up and
for
m a nucl
ear
f
amily.
Most
pe opl
e who get
ma r
ri
ed have
chi
ldr
en.
71% of
young people
li
ve i
n f
amil
ies
headed by
a
coupl
e.
COHABITATION:
22% of
c oup l
es (
a ged 2534) current
ly
cohabit
ate.
59% of
th ose who
li
ve together go on
to
ma rr
y.
(It is more important for them to find a home together
first then save for a marriage ceremony after.)
2/3 of
the B r
iti
sh
p ubli
c now r
eg ard
cohabit
ati
on
as
accept
a ble even
w hen no
intenti
o n
of
ma rr
iage.
ASIANS/AFRICANCARRIBBEANS:
Li
tt
le
int
erma rr
iage f
or
Asians
w i
th
other
cul
tur
e/r
eli
gions.
Arr
anged marri
age s
are
not
as commo n
for
young
Br
it
ish
A si
ans
an ymore par
ents
ma y
sti
ll
di
sapprove.
39%
of Bri
ti
sh Afr
o Caribbean's
under
60 ar
e i
n a
for
ma l
ma rr
iage
(60% white under 60).
Mo re l
ikel
y
to
int
er marry.
¼ o f
C ari
bbean chil
dren l
i
ve
w i
th
2 bl
a ck
parent
s.
WILSON: black women reluctant to marry a man
whose chances of keeping a job down are
low unreliable.

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Soci
ology
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McC ar
thy Symes
DIVORCE TRENDS:
19711996 DIVORCE DOUBLED.
Approx.
40% of
marri
ages
present
ly
bei
n g
for
me d
end
i
n di
vorce.
REMARRIAGE RISING (199136% o f
marri
ages
were
remarriages.…read more

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Soci
ology
R evi
si
on
Shay
McC ar
thy Symes
The position of women has changed in a number of
ways, a women no longer has to put up with an
unsatisfactory marriage.
Wo me n a re n'
t
to
b e
socially subservient to
th ei
r
husb an ds as w as
often
th e
case
50 years ago.…read more

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Soci
ology
R evi
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on
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McC ar
thy Symes
AGEING POPULATION:
The population as a whole is getting older
because we are living longer.
VE VIEW g ives
g reater depe ndence
rati
o whereb y the
worki
ng popul
ati
on has a gr
e ater
burd en
to t
ake care of
t
hose not
worki
ng (leads to greater tax burden).
+VE VIEW older people are more likely to stay fit they
may become an important part in our families.…read more

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