Parents and Children

changes with childbearing?
nearly half of all children are now born outside marriage, women are having children later, women have fewer children, more women are remaining childless
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reasons for these changes?
the number of births outside of marriage has increased as decline in stigma and increase of cohabitation, women now have more options than just motherhood (more job opportunities)
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changes in lone-parent families?
1 in four children live in a lone-parent family, over 90% of these families are headed by women, living with a single parent = twice change of living in poverty.
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why have the number of lone-parent families increased?
increase in divorce and the never-married women having children.
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why are 90% of lone parent families headed by women?
belief that women are more suited to an 'expressive' role, divorce courts normally give custody to the mothers, women are generally less willing to give up work to care for their children.
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what does charles murray think? (lone-parenthood, the welfare state and poverty)
sees the growth of lone-parent families as resulting from an over generous welfare state proving benefits for unmarried mothers and their children.
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why are lone-parent families more likely to be in poverty?
lack of affordable childcare prevents lone parent families from working, women generally earn less than men, fathers often fail to pay maintenance, especially if they have second families to pay for.
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reasons for these changes?

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the number of births outside of marriage has increased as decline in stigma and increase of cohabitation, women now have more options than just motherhood (more job opportunities)

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changes in lone-parent families?

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why have the number of lone-parent families increased?

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why are 90% of lone parent families headed by women?

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