Category Archives: Family diversity

February 28, 2018 – 11:23 am
Sociology Factsheet: 148. New Right views on family diversity

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 →

Why are increasing numbers of people all over the world living alone? (Scroll down for a video summary) According to a recent book by Eric Klinenberg: Explaining the Rise of Solo Living, this is a global phenomenon and mainly reflects … Continue reading →

The personal life perspective on the family is essentially an Interactionist perspective and makes two basic criticisms of structural perspectives such as Functionalism, Marxism and Feminism’. Carol Smart is the main thinker associated with this perspective. ‘They tend to … Continue reading →

For the video version of what’s below please click here This post is designed to help you revise the ‘increasing family diversity‘ of the AS Sociology families and households module 1. Not quite adults – Vital Statistics According to the Office … Continue reading →

Item 1 – Middle class couples are more likely to get married than working class couples The proportion of people in the highest social class who are married has increased to more than two-thirds in the past ten years. This … Continue reading →

I’ll repopulate what’s below with links when I get a chance! Data from the latest (2011) census shows that 86% of the UK population are classified as ‘white’, 7.5% as ‘Asian’ or ‘Asian-British’, 3.3% as’ Black’, 2.2% as ‘Mixed’ and … Continue reading →

Some commentators argue that the extent of ever increasing family diversity has been exaggerated Robert Chester – The Neo-Conventional Family Robert Chester (1985) recognises that there has been some increased family diversity in recent years. However, unlike the new right, … Continue reading →

4. Feminism: Changing Gender Roles Liberal Feminists and Late Modernists would point to the increasing number of women going into work as one of the most important underlying structural shifts in Late Modern Society. Rather than needing to depend on … Continue reading →

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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