Types of Diversity - Sociologists

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Denscombe
Found that 41% of children live in a non- traditional family today in 2004.
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Rapoports
Found 5 elements of family diversity. These were Organisational diversity, Cultural diversity, Class-based differences, stage in life cycle diversity and Cohort diversity.
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Berthoud and Beishon
Found that Asians are more likely to marry and marry earlier than white cultures, also cohabitation and divorce are rare,
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Berthoud
Found that African-Caribbean women's attitudes are characterized by 'modern individualism', they are bringing up their children themselves.
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Chamberlain and Goulbourne
African-Caribbean mothers are more likely to be supported by an extended kinship/
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Modood
Young asians are less likely than their elders to speak an Asian language.
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Singh
Reports that changes are taking place through the Sikh community, strong value of mutual help, is being replaced by individualism.
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Dale et al.
Women's economic activity different between ethnic groups. Black women tended to stay in full time employment when had children. White women and Indian women were more likely to become part time. Pakastani and Bangladesh's economic activity fell.
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Forster
Found extended family members living close to each other in East End London. Shows that extended kinship in working class backgrounds are important.
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Oakley
Researched 'Conjugal roles'. She found that class was a factor. Middle class domestic roles, the most shared, but no class is equal.
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Weeks
Found that most gay and lesbian couples want a relationship based on equality and negotiation.
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Fitzgerald
Found that children rasied by gay parents are no different than those raised by hetrosexual parents, therefore showing the sexuality of the parent makes no difference to the child.
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De'Ath and Slater
Found that there were number of challenges facing re-constituted families. Children may find themselves pulled in 2 directions and children may have a strained relationship with step parent.
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Smart et al.
Researched children's experience of co-parenting. They found that children valued having both parents in their lives and most liked having '2 of everything'
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Berthoud and Gershuny
Found that some people don't live with any member of their nuclear family. This is mostly elderly widows and young people.
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Chester
Argued that most adults still marry, most children are reared by natural parents, most people lived in married head household and most marriages continue till death. Argued that there was no great change in family organisation.
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Ashford
Found that British attitudes towards marrage are conventional. The family might be dead, but the idea survives.
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Found 5 elements of family diversity. These were Organisational diversity, Cultural diversity, Class-based differences, stage in life cycle diversity and Cohort diversity.

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Rapoports

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Found that Asians are more likely to marry and marry earlier than white cultures, also cohabitation and divorce are rare,

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Found that African-Caribbean women's attitudes are characterized by 'modern individualism', they are bringing up their children themselves.

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African-Caribbean mothers are more likely to be supported by an extended kinship/

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