Family Diversity and the Life Course Sociologists

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Chester
Does not regard the change in diversity as significant as most still end up in a nuclear family. Neo-conventional family (both partners have an instrumental role) has become more prevalent
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Rapoport and Rapoport
Five types of family diversity; organisational, cultural, generational, life stage, and social class
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Hareven
Uses life course analysis - the family type people are in changes depending on which life stage they are at
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Giddens
Contraception allows women to choose what type of family they want to be in. They could focus on a career or become a mother, or do both.
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Beck
Tradition has less influence, and people have more choice. The patriarchal family is undermined by; greater gender equality and greater individualism
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Stacey
People have a 'divorce extended family' where they keep in touch with their ex-in-laws who may help out with childcare etc.
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Weekes
People are becoming more accepting of diversity and different types of couples
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Five types of family diversity; organisational, cultural, generational, life stage, and social class

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Uses life course analysis - the family type people are in changes depending on which life stage they are at

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Contraception allows women to choose what type of family they want to be in. They could focus on a career or become a mother, or do both.

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Tradition has less influence, and people have more choice. The patriarchal family is undermined by; greater gender equality and greater individualism

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