Partnerships

What is a cohabiting couple?
A couple that live together and have a sexual relationship without being married
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What percentage of UK couples are cohabiting?
16.4%
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Why are couples cohabiting and not marrying?
Expensive to marry, Urgency to marry has decreased, Socially acceptable to cohabit, Can have kids without marriage, Don't need the status of marriage, In some countries same-sex-couples cannot wed
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What have sociologists said abut cohabiting couples?
Cohabiting is a stage of marriage. 75% of these couples intend to marry. Cohabitation represents a conscious attempt to create a more personally negotiated and equal relationship, rather than a conventional patriarchal marriage.
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Did Shelton & John find that women did more or less housework when cohabiting?
Cohabiting women do less housework than married women.
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What is the Feminist view of cohabiting couples?
Provide women with a greater opportunity to seek alternatives to the nuclear family, and the patriarchal ideology that goes with it.
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What is the Functionalist view of cohabiting couples?
Want a secure nuclear family, so they would be happy with couples cohabiting before marriage, but disagree with choosing cohabitation instead of marriage.
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What is the New Right perspective view of cohabiting couples?
Argue cohabitation is less stable and long-term than marriage, and it is the breakdown of traditional families
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What is a same-sex marriage?
The legal union between two individuals of the same gender
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When was samisen marriage legalised?
March 2014
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Following the law change in 2014, how many same-sex marriages have there been?
over 15,000
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What percentage of the 15,000 same-sex marriages since 2014, have been between women?
55%
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What percentage of the 15,000 same-sex marriages since 2014, have been between men?
45%
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What social changes have happened since the legalisation of same-sex marriage?
Religious homosexuals are able to return to church, More children are able to be adopted, New social norms have been established, Issues to human rights has been made
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What is the New Right perspective view on same-sex couples?
Disagree as it goes against the nuclear family and certain religions. Does not fit gendered roles appropriately within the family
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What is the Marxist view on same-sex couples?
Capitalist society is based one domestic labour the women who produce future workers. Therefore same-sex marriage threatens the family role of promoting and maintaining capitalist society
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What is the Functionalist view on same-sex couples?
Disagree because it goes against nuclear family. However, legislation changes now allow the marriage, therefore promoting a more stable family
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What is the Feminist view on same-sex couples?
In favour because it allows couples to be free of the oppression of marriages and constraints of a patriarchal society. Breaks traditional family roles and expectations
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What is a one person household?
An arrangement in which one person makes provision for his or her food and other essentials for survival
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What percentage of households in 2006 consisted of just one person?
30%, 3x the amount in 1961
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What does Klinenberg say are the reasons for a rise in one person households?
Decrease in marriages, Increase in divorce and separations
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What does Klinenberg refer to the rise one person households as?
An important social trend that prevents a change in the types of families in modern day society
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What did Klinenberg find out from interviewing 300 Americans living alone?
That the way the lived life was exactly the way try wanted to. He called this "A mark of social distinction"
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What is the New Right perspective view on one person households?
Argue one person households are a result of a 'Broken Britain' where moral decay is occurring
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What is the Marxist view on one person households?
Argue that due to women today being financially independent living alone will still enable society economic needs to be met
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What is the Functionalist view on one person households?
Argue that the change in family diversity is a positive because it means people are no longer willing to simply conform what is expected by society
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What is the Marxist view on one person households?
Argue that living alone through choice offers women a way of escaping or avoiding patriarchal relationship/
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