Category Archives: Marriage, Divorce and Cohabitation

Families and Households in the UK – Social Trends

This post summaries some of the changing trends (and continuities) in family and household structure in the UK, using data from the Office for National Statistics which collects a range of data annually on families and households in the UK The … Continue reading

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Changes to Marriage and Divorce – Infographic

I knocked up this brief ‘infographic’ in Skitch on the iPad – explaining the decline of marriage and the increase in divorce. You might also like the more detailed posts on this topic (which should be linked below)

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Families Topic 2 – Marriage, Divorce and Cohabitation – Short Answer Questions

  Identify two trends (changes) in the pattern of marriage despite the fact that the overall number of marriages have declined (4) Fewer people are marrying There are more remarriages People are marrying later Couples are less likely to marry … Continue reading

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Explaining the Changing Patterns of Marriage Mind Map

This is one way of teaching/ revising this sub-topic within the marriage and divorce topic of the Families and Households Module. You might need to click on it to enlarge it!

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Explaining the Changing Patterns of Marriage

This Post examines sociological explanations for the long term decline in marriage. Some of the reasons examined include changing gender roles, the impact of feminism and female empowerment, economic factors such as the increasing cost of living and the individualisation associated … Continue reading

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Sociological Perspectives on Declining Marriage and Increasing Divorce on Society

This post examines the effects of declining in marriage and increasing divorce. Have women benefitted from these changes like some Feminists suggests. Are these trends signs of moral decline like the The New Right suggest, or are these trends just … Continue reading

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Mindmap – Overview of Families and Households Topic 2: Marriage, Divorce and Cohabitation

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Explaining The changing patterns of divorce mind map

  

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Marriage and Cohabitation Essay Plan

An essay plan that should be sufficient to get you into the top mark band Examine some of the reasons for changes in the patterns of marriage and cohabitation (24)  There have been many changes in the patterns of marriage and … Continue reading

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