DImensions of Diversity

Notes on family diversity and dimensions of diversity for AS Sociology

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TOPIC 2B:DIMENSIONS OF DIVERSITY
ORGANISATIONAL DIVERSITY:
O ne parent
f
amili
es
` D ual
worker
'
famil
ies
R econsti
tut
ed f
amili
es
C onventi
onal
famil
ies
CULTURAL DIVERSITY
Ref
e r
s t
o t
he way GR OUP S
in
societ
y have
D I
IFERE NT
LIFESTYLES
or
cul
tur
es.
(
E .
g.
the
w ay
they
C ONS TRU CT
famil
ies.
)
Contr
ibut
ion
of
dif
ferent
ETHN I
C
G ROU PS makes DIVERSITY
in
SOCIETY.
BERTHOUD Ar
g ues
that
t
he f
amiles
of
C ARIBBEAN S,
WHITES & SOUTH
ASIANS
can
be pl
aced on
a cont
inuum wi
th t
hoses
C HARACTE RISED by
`
O LD FASHIOND
VA LUES '
.
CARIBBEAN (LOW RATE OF MARRIAGE)
L ess
li
kely
to
li
ve wi
th par
tner
F ew i
nterma r
ry
BERTHOUD may l
ead t
o
D ECLINE or
INCREASI
N G I
SOLATI
O N,
of
BLACKNE SS as
an i
nd ependent
ident
it
y.
WHITES (1996 MAJORITY OF YOUNG ADULTS WERE STAYING AT
HOME AND GETTING MARRIED AND HAVING CHILDREN LATER)
A lt
e r
nati
ve,
`
INT ERMED I
AT E'
posi
ti
ons were
now avai
labl
e:
SINGL E
BERTHOUD INCR EASE i
n WO ME N
rema i
ning
in
one
of
the
A LTERN ATIVE
posi
ti
ons.
SOUTH ASIANS (FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS ARE CHARACTERISED BY A
HIGH RATE OF MARRIAGE FOR ALL ETHNIC GROUPS IN COMPARISON
TO WHITE AND CARIBBEANS)
2 /3
of
Indi
an
w omen
are MA RRIED by
25
YEA RS OLD
L OW DIVOR CE
RATE
T he t
rad.
`CER EAL
PA CK ET'
fami
ly
i
s MOR E
LIKELY amongst
t
his
ent
h i
c gr
oup
CLASS DIVERSITY
RAPOPORTS suggest
s DIFFEREN CE
between WO RKING
class
and
MIDDLE
class
famil
ies.
M. CLAS S
p ar
ents
more
li
kel
y t
o be
C HILD CENT RED t
hen
W.CLAS S.
OTHERS ARGUE
W.
C LASS
are
JU ST AS
C HILD CEN TRED but
MATERIAL
DEPRIVATI
O N
l
i
mits
how much
they
can gi
ve
thei
r chi
ldr
en.

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REGIONAL DIVERSITY
EVERSLEY & BONNERJEA
Argue
D I
STI
N CTI
VE
PATTERNS
of
FAM.
LI
FE
i
n di
ff
erent
AREAS.
LIFE CYCLE DIVERSITY
R ef
ers
to
the
w ay
FAMI
LIES
MAY
C HANGE
THROUGH LI
FE.
COHORT DIVERSITY (
R EFERS
TO
D I
FFEREN T
ST AGES
O F
FAM. LI
FE)
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