Flashcards in Changing Family Patterns Deck (11)
What percentage of marriages now end in divorce?
What are some reasons for the increase in divorce?
Higher expectations of marriage
Women's financial independence
What are some reasons for the decrease in first marriages?
Alternatives such as cohabitation
Women's economic independence
Impact of feminism
Rising divorce rates (puts people off)
What are some trends being seen in marriage?
Fewer church weddings
Approximately how many couples in England and Wales cohabit?
1.5 million couples
Why has their been an increase in gay marriage and same-sex relationships?
More equality policies
People are more open about it
How many families are lone-parent families?
Approximately 1 quarter
Why are stepfamilies or reconstituted families increasing?
Due to increased divorce and remarriage.
What are some ethnic differences in family patterns?
More black lone parents (49% of families)
Larger Asian households due to the importance of the extended family.
What is the dispersed extended family?
A family where there are 3+ generations but not in the same household.