Topic 2- Remarriage& growth of reconstituted family

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Topic 2- Remarriage& Reconstituted family

  • What?

- Third of marriages involve a remarriage= Increase in divorce rate and increased in serial mongamy

-More divorced men remarry than divorced women= Reflecting a women's greater dissattisfaction

- Step fathers more common than step mothers= Children remain with mothers

-Office of National Statistics- Half a million stepfamilies with depdendent children

  • Life in step families:

- Divsions between children

- Allan et al.- Step families can be complex= Sense of unity with two natural parents- Not evident in stepfamilies. Depending on age, children may be less willing to accept control and discipline 

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