Family diversity and the life course

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Harry Benson's
analysi of 15,000 babies born in 2000-1, nearly 3,00= lone parents uring first 3 years. rate of family breackdown was lower 6% for married couples compared to 205 cohbitationg and 74% closely involved.
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Amato
children in these families face greater risk of poverty, educational failure, crime and health problems.and future breakdown of family when they gorw up.
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Ann Oakely (criticises New Right)
says they wrongly assume the husband and wives roles are biologically fixed.
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Patrick Jenkin
i dont think that mothers have the same right to go out and work as fathers do. If the lord had intended to have equal rights to go out and work he would not have created male and female.
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Chester: neo-conventional family.
the move from the dominane of th traditional extended family to the conventionl nuclear family, a dual-earner family - similar to symetrical family.
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Rapoports: five types of family diversity.
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Tamara Hareven : life course analysis
flexability and varitations in peoples family lives is due to the chocies and decisions they make and in the timing and sequence of events in thier lives.
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David Morgan
family practices- to desccribe the routine actiona through which we create our sence of 'being a family member' eg feeding child or doing DIY.
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David Cheal
we no longer live in the 'modern' worldwith its predictable nuclear family. Instead society has entered a newchaotic postmorn stage and individals have much more choice in their lifestyles, relationships and family srangements.
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Giddens: chocie and equality
recent decades the family and marriage have been transformed by greater choice and equality between man and women.
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Becks: risk society and the negotiated family.
we live in a 'risk society' where tradition has less influence and people have more choice.
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Beck-Gernsheim: negotiated family
these do not conform to the traditional family nors but they decide what is best for their family.
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Stacey: the divorce-extended family
greater choice has benefited women- allows them to break free form patriachal oppresion. Used life history interviews to conduct a case study of postmodern families in Silicon Valley California. Found women have been the main agents of the change.
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Pam Gamma
created divorce-extended families
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Morgan
it is pointless to make large-scale generalisations about the family as functionalists do. Instead we should give more attention to how peopel create their own diverse family lives and practices.
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Weeks: the growing acceptance of diversity
identified long-tem shif in attitudes since 1950's - lead to an increase in cohabitation.
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children in these families face greater risk of poverty, educational failure, crime and health problems.and future breakdown of family when they gorw up.

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Amato

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says they wrongly assume the husband and wives roles are biologically fixed.

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i dont think that mothers have the same right to go out and work as fathers do. If the lord had intended to have equal rights to go out and work he would not have created male and female.

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the move from the dominane of th traditional extended family to the conventionl nuclear family, a dual-earner family - similar to symetrical family.

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