AS Sociology G672 17 Mark Statistics

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Family Law Act 1996
Increase in divorce and single parent famillies/ households, partner has more rights to live in the house that the other partner owns, temporarily
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The Child Support, Pensions and social Security Act 2000
Easing financial strain for single parent famillies
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NHS Family Planning Act 1967
Made effective contraception accesible to unmarried women.
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Divorce Reform Act 1969
Increase in divorce, before this, one partner to blame for divorce, replaced blame with irretrievable breakdown.
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Paternity Pay and Leave Act
1 or 2 weeks paid paternity, making family more equal so father can bond with child.
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Married Couples Tax
Can reduce the tax bill if married.
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Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004
•it should provide a stronger sanction – particularly for those cases in which (in the past) a power of arrest has not been attached
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The Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1985
reduced the time limit on divorce from a minimum of three years of marriage to one.
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Wilson
Less than 50% of marriages now involve a religious ceremony, and even those that do might not be based on a religious institution for religious reasons. The idea of a lifelong marriage blessed by God is less significant now than previously.
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Cohabitation:
By 1992 it was estimated that some 18% of unmarried men and women, aged 16-59 were living together (Social Trends, 1994). If these trends continue then the meanings of both marriage and divorce will have undergone important shifts.
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