Changing family patterns Quick Fire Q's

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  • Created on: 15-09-16 14:25
Approximately what percentage of marriages end in divorce?
About 40%
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Why might the 'pure relationship' lead to more divorce?
Because traditional norms about relationships weaken and individuals become free to pursue their own self-interest. Marriages thus become more fragile, because individuals become unwilling to remain with a partner if they fail to deliver fulfillment.
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What proportion of marriages are re-marriages?
1/3
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Give one reason for the increase in the number of one-person households?
the increase in separation and divorce; the decline in the numbers marrying; the trend towards marrying later; more people choosing to live alone; too few partners available in some age groups
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Identify two changes in child bearing patterns in recent years.
more children born outside marriage; women having children later; women having fewer children; more women remaining childless.
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Identify three changes in family patterns where decline in stigma may be partly responsible for the changes.
: more divorce; more cohabitation; more people remaining single; more births outside marriage; more sex outside marriage; more same-sex relationships; more lone-parent families.
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Suggest two reasons why lone-parent families tend to be poorer than couple families.
lack of affordable childcare preventing lone parents from working; inadequate welfare benefits; most lone parents are women, who generally earn less than men; divorced fathers not paying maintenance.
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Why might the 'pure relationship' lead to more divorce?

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Because traditional norms about relationships weaken and individuals become free to pursue their own self-interest. Marriages thus become more fragile, because individuals become unwilling to remain with a partner if they fail to deliver fulfillment.

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What proportion of marriages are re-marriages?

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Give one reason for the increase in the number of one-person households?

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Identify two changes in child bearing patterns in recent years.

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