Changing Family Patterns Sociologists

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Mitchell and Goody
Decline in stigma towards divorce accounts for rapid change. It is seen as being unfortunate as opposed to shameful
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Fletcher
People have a much higher expectation towards marriage, accounting for the rise in divorce rates. This is linked to the ideology of 'romantic love'
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Chester
People see cohabitation as a step towards marriage
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Murray
Growth of lone parent families is due to the generous welfare state. Welfare is a perverse incentive and has created a dependency culture
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Ferri and Smith
Stepfamilies are a 'modified nuclear family' acting in a similar way to the nuclear family in all major respects
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Mirza
The high number of female headed lone-parent families is due to the emphasis that black women place upon independence
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Chamberlain
Despite Caribbean families being geographically dispersed, they continue to provide support. They are like 'multiple extended families'.
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People have a much higher expectation towards marriage, accounting for the rise in divorce rates. This is linked to the ideology of 'romantic love'

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Growth of lone parent families is due to the generous welfare state. Welfare is a perverse incentive and has created a dependency culture

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Stepfamilies are a 'modified nuclear family' acting in a similar way to the nuclear family in all major respects

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