Category Archives: Marriage, Divorce and Cohabitation

Applying Sociological Perspectives to the Decline of Marriage – Revision Notes

Summary revision notes (in diagram form) on sociological perspectives applied to the decline of marriage in society, written to help students revise for the families and households section of the AQA’s A-level sociology paper 2: topics in sociology. You will … Continue reading

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How many people are single?

According to the Office for National Statistics, for the population in England Wales aged 16 and over, as of 2015 there are 16 million people aged 16 or over who are ‘single and have never cohabited or married’, equivalent to … Continue reading

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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

The main trend in marriage in the UK is that of long term decline. This post examines some of the reasons behind this, such as changing gender roles, the increasing cost of living and individualisation 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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