Sociology family - ideological changes

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Materialism/individualism
Materialism: Caring abot your possesions, increased materialism + pursuit of wealth Individualism: caring for your self. Increased individualism + emphasis on personal fulfilment
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Cohabitation as the norm
The ideaof living together without being married is no longer regarded as 'living in sin' but as the norm. In 1950s 7% of partners cohabited prior to marriage. Today: estimated 80%
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Changing norms of marriage + divorce
The primary reason given for marriage is 'love'. The idea of 'permanence' is no longer regarded as a centeral idea. There is less social stigma attached to divorce
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Changing attitudes towards single parent families
Single parent families became more normal - 1/4 children will live in one at some point in their life. Seen as a negative time in people's lives (stresful + challenging), in our society theres an idea that we should support single parent families
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Secularisation
The decline of religious values in society. The influence of religious views about 'til death do us part' weakened. Fewer weddings in churches
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The influence of the faminist movement
The feminist movement has done much to empower women to be able to assertively make their own life choices. Second wave feminism has had an importance impoact on the many legal choices
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The ideaof living together without being married is no longer regarded as 'living in sin' but as the norm. In 1950s 7% of partners cohabited prior to marriage. Today: estimated 80%

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Cohabitation as the norm

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The primary reason given for marriage is 'love'. The idea of 'permanence' is no longer regarded as a centeral idea. There is less social stigma attached to divorce

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Single parent families became more normal - 1/4 children will live in one at some point in their life. Seen as a negative time in people's lives (stresful + challenging), in our society theres an idea that we should support single parent families

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The decline of religious values in society. The influence of religious views about 'til death do us part' weakened. Fewer weddings in churches

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