MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY - UNIT 1, SECTION 3 - RELIGIOUS STUDIES GCSE EDEXCEL

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Question Answer
What are the reasons for the change of attitudes towards marriage and the family in the UK? The UK is now multi-ethnic and multi-faith society. People are more open-minded of difference. Less focus on Christian teachings. The Church has less influence. Decline in traditional values. Women are more equal to men in society.
Give more reasons for the change Fewer people are getting married and more are choosing to cohabit (live together without being married). Fewer religious marriage ceremonies. Homosexuality is more acceptable. The Civil Partnership Act 2004 allows same sex couples to have a legal commitment.
What are the types of families? Nuclear family. Re-constituted family. Extended family. Single-parent family. Same-sex family.
What is a nuclear family? Mother, father and children living as a unit.
What is a re-constituted family? Where two sets of children (stepbrothers and stepsisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other.
What is an extended family? Parents, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all living together.