Childbearing and Childrearing (Family Patterns)

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1 Lone parent families
1.1 90% headed by lone mothers
1.2 Their children twice as likely to be in poverty
1.3 Increase in divorce
1.4 Decline in stigma to births outside marriage
1.5 Female- nurturing role, court tend to give custody
1.6 Professional women chose to be alone or w/c on benefits
2 Women remaining childless
2.1 Prediction- quarter of those born in 1973 will be childless at age 45
3 Having children later
3.1 1971 - 2005 average age rose 3 years
3.2 More career opportunities, less motherhood pressure
4 Cohabitation
4.1 4/10 children born outside marriage, 5 times more than 1971
4.2 Normally both parents registered and cohabiting
4.3 only 1/3 18-24 yr olds marriage think marriage should come before parenthood
4.4 Decline in stigma
5 Reconstituted Families
5.1 10% of families in Britain
5.2 Similar arrangements to first families but more like poverty- Smith& Ferri
5.3 Allan & Crow suggest risks of conflict and tensions
5.4 children more likely to remain with mother
5.5 Poverty because father paying for prev relationship
6 Smaller family size
6.1 Fell 2.94 in 1964 to lowest of 1.63 in 2001 and rose to 1.84 in 2006

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