Sociologists and their studies (changing family patterns)

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Mitchell and Goody (1997)
There has been a rapid decline in the stigma attached to divorce.
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Allan and Crow (2001)
Love and personal commitment are now seen as the important things in marriage.
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Sigle-Rushton (1997)
Working mothers are more likely to divorce than those who have the traditional domestic division of labour (i.e. male being the bread winner).
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Weeks (1999)
Argues that increased social acceptance towards same sex relationships and cohabiting couples.
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Weston (1992)
Describes gay relationships as 'quasi marriages' and notes that gay couples are now deciding to cohabit as stable partners.
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Stein (1976)
Argues that a growing number of people are opting for 'creative singlehood'.
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Duncan and Philips (2008)
Found that in 1 in 10 adults are living apart together.
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Cashmore (1985)
Found that most working class mothers choose to stay on benefits often because they had suffered from abuse.
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Murray (1984)
The growth of lone parent families is a result of over generous welfare benefits.
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Ferri and Smith (1998)
They found that reconstituted families in general are at a greater risk of poverty.
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Ribbens McCarthy (2003)
There is a diversity among reconstituted families so we should call them step families in the plural.
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Safia Mirza (1997)
The higher rate of lone parent families among Afro-Caribbean people is not the result of disorganisation but the sign of strong women who value their independence away from men.
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Ballad (1982)
Found that extended family ties created an important source of support among Asian families.
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Charles (2005)
Found that the classic three generations living under one roof was now 'all but extinct'. The only exceptions were in the Bangledeshi community.
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Argues that increased social acceptance towards same sex relationships and cohabiting couples.

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Describes gay relationships as 'quasi marriages' and notes that gay couples are now deciding to cohabit as stable partners.

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