Beanpole Families

Kirsty White
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Kirsty White
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Family Diversity - Types of Family Diversity (yellow booklet)

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Beanpole Families
1 Brannen
1.1 Beanpole family - development of multi-generational families which have more intergenerational contact (between grand-parents & grand children) and less intragenerational contact (between cousins).
2 Why higher inTERgenerational contact?
2.1 Increase in life expectancy – grandparents alive for longer & more physically fit
2.1.1 More people living longer = increase in need for family support.
2.1.1.1 Grandparents provide childcare for grandchildren.
2.1.1.1.1 Increase in lone parents who rely on support from own parents.
3 Why less inTRAgenerational contact?
3.1 Effect of divorce - less contact with family members.
3.1.1 Falling fertility rates = fewer sibilings – knock on effect
3.1.1.1 Smaller family size = more geographical mobility = less contact between siblings & their children.
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