Db123 Tma01 Essay

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Part A Examine the table, adapted from the Labour Force Survey (UK Office for National Statistics), which shows the distribution of independent children (under 16) in households by type of economic activity status of their adult members, for different family types, in 1996 and 2011. Describe, in a few key points, what you think are the main features of the table. From studying the table, it is easy to notice some key features. • Over half of the ‘couple families’ have all adults in work in both 1996 and 2011. • The overall number of children in families has decreased from 1996 to 2011. • There are a higher percentage of children living in ‘couple families’, approximately two-thirds of the total number of children. This is true for both 1996 and 2011. • The percentage of families with no adults in work has decreased between 1996 and 2011. • In 2011, the percentage of lone parent family children is higher than in 1996, and the percentage of ‘couple families’ children is lower than in 1996. This would suggest that there are more lone parent families in 2011 than there were in 1996. • The approximate ratio of ‘couple families’ children to ‘lone parent’ children in 1996 is 4:1, whereas in 2011 this is reduced to approximately 3:1. Word count: 157 Part B Consider two different types of household and, by using one example, describe how a decision made by government affects the flow of money between government and each of these households. Explain how this decision would also affect how money flows between these two different households and corporations. Recently, the government changed the working tax credits entitlement in the budget 2012, which took effect on 6 April 2012. Previous to this change, any family with a child or children where an adult worked a
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