The Rapoports: 5 types of family diversity

Organisational Diversity
This refers to differences in the ways family roles are organised. For example, some couples have joint conjugal roles and 2 wage earns while some have 1.
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Cultural Diversity
Different cultural, religious and ethnic groups have different family structures. For example, higher proportion of female lone headed families in the african ethnicity and a higher proportion of asians in extended families.
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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. For example, newlyweds, couples with dependent children, retired couples and living alone.
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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. For example, they may have different views about the mortality of divorce or cohabitation.
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Different cultural, religious and ethnic groups have different family structures. For example, higher proportion of female lone headed families in the african ethnicity and a higher proportion of asians in extended families.

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Cultural Diversity

Card 3

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Differences in family structure are partly the result of income differences between households of different social classes.

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Family structures differ according to the stage reached in the life cycle. For example, newlyweds, couples with dependent children, retired couples and living alone.

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Card 5

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Older and younger generations have different attitudes and experiences that reflect the historical periods in which they have lived. For example, they may have different views about the mortality of divorce or cohabitation.

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