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1

What percentage of marriages now end in divorce?

40%

2

What are some reasons for the increase in divorce?

Legal changes
Less stigma
Secularisation
Higher expectations of marriage
Women's financial independence

3

What are some reasons for the decrease in first marriages?

Changing attitudes
Alternatives such as cohabitation
Women's economic independence
Impact of feminism
Rising divorce rates (puts people off)

4

What are some trends being seen in marriage?

More re-marriages
Later marriages
Fewer church weddings

5

Approximately how many couples in England and Wales cohabit?

1.5 million couples

6

Why has their been an increase in gay marriage and same-sex relationships?

Less stigma
More equality policies
People are more open about it

7

How many families are lone-parent families?

Approximately 1 quarter

8

Why are stepfamilies or reconstituted families increasing?

Due to increased divorce and remarriage.

9

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.

10

What is the dispersed extended family?

A family where there are 3+ generations but not in the same household.

11

What is the beanpole family?

A family that's extended through 3 generations but not horizontally where it would involve aunts, cousins etc.