Childbearing and Childrearing (Family Patterns)


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Childbearing and Childrearing (Family Patterns)
  1. Lone parent families
    1. 90% headed by lone mothers
      1. Their children twice as likely to be in poverty
        1. Increase in divorce
          1. Decline in stigma to births outside marriage
            1. Female- nurturing role, court tend to give custody
              1. Professional women chose to be alone or w/c on benefits
              2. Women remaining childless
                1. Prediction- quarter of those born in 1973 will be childless at age 45
                  1. Having children later
                    1. 1971 - 2005 average age rose 3 years
                      1. More career opportunities, less motherhood pressure
                      2. Cohabitation
                        1. 4/10 children born outside marriage, 5 times more than 1971
                          1. Normally both parents registered and cohabiting
                            1. only 1/3 18-24 yr olds marriage think marriage should come before parenthood
                              1. Decline in stigma
                              2. Reconstituted Families
                                1. 10% of families in Britain
                                  1. Similar arrangements to first families but more like poverty- Smith& Ferri
                                    1. Allan & Crow suggest risks of conflict and tensions
                                      1. children more likely to remain with mother
                                        1. Poverty because father paying for prev relationship
                                        2. Smaller family size
                                          1. Fell 2.94 in 1964 to lowest of 1.63 in 2001 and rose to 1.84 in 2006
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