Tag Archives: Family diversity

How have families and households become more diverse?

Brief revision notes on family diversity for A-level sociology students studying families and households. Continue reading

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Families in the UK – Seven Interesting Statistics

What’s family life like in the UK today? Below is a statistical overview of family life in the UK – covering such things as households types, and marriage statistics. 1. There were 12.4 million married couple families in the UK … Continue reading

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Explaining the increase in family diversity (part 1/3 )

This is part 1 of 3 posts outlining the underlying factors which explain the increase in household diversity 1. Changing patterns of marriage, divorce and cohabitation The increase long term decline or marriage and increase in cohabitation and divorce can … Continue reading

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Trends in Family and Household Diversity

Trends in Reconstituted Families In 2011 there were 544,000 step families with dependent children in England and Wales. This means that 11% of couple families with dependent children were step families. The Number of step families has increased since the … Continue reading

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