Keywords for changing family patterns

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Single by choice
The belief that many lone-parent families are headed by the female because the mothers are single by choice
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Perverse Incentive
Murray's theory that an over-generous welfare state that provides benefits for single mothers rewards irresponsible behaviour; thus creating a dependency culture
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Step-families/reconstitued families
a family where at least one parent has children that are not genetically related to the other spouse or partner. Either one parent may have children from a previous relationship
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Heidi Safia Mirza
Argues that higher rate of lone-parent families among blacks is not the result of disorganisation, but rather reflects the high value that black women place on independence
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Neo-conventional family
Chester's arguement that the only important change in family diversity is the move from a dominant nuclear family to the 'neo-conventional family'
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Organisational Diversity
Refers to the differences in the ways family roles are organised
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Cultural Diversity
Different structural, religious and ethnic groups have different family structures
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Social Class Diversity
Differences in family structure are partly the result of income differences between households of different social classes
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Life-Stage Diversity
Family structures differ according to the stage reached in the life cycle
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Generational Diversity
Older and younger generations have different attitudes and experiences that reflect the historical periods in which they have lived.
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Desertion
The act by which a person abandons and forsakes, without justification, a condition of public, social, or family life, renouncing its responsibilities and evading its duties
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Serial monogamy
A form of monogamy characterized by several successive, short-term marriages over the course of a lifetime
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Murray's theory that an over-generous welfare state that provides benefits for single mothers rewards irresponsible behaviour; thus creating a dependency culture

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Perverse Incentive

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a family where at least one parent has children that are not genetically related to the other spouse or partner. Either one parent may have children from a previous relationship

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Argues that higher rate of lone-parent families among blacks is not the result of disorganisation, but rather reflects the high value that black women place on independence

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Chester's arguement that the only important change in family diversity is the move from a dominant nuclear family to the 'neo-conventional family'

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