Lone Parenting Sociology

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Sociology Of The Family Assignment Family trends in the last decade have sufficiently changed according to statistics brought together by national statistics. Lone parenting on a general whole has increased. To prove this, national Statistics (2007) show clear results of family type changes since 1971 to 2006. From 1979 to 2006 lone parenting has more than doubled going from 3 percentage points to 7 percentage points. When looking more in-depth, and looking at female and male, results show lone mother families with one child has increased from 2 percentage points to 7 percentage points, 2 children in a lone mother family has increased by more than four times the amount from 2 percentage points to 9 percentage points. Lone father families have proved to stay the same with no changes. (Browne, 2006) suggests that reasons for lone parenting could be caused by death of one of the parents or a lack of morals towards divorce. Also, recently a new reproductive procedure to help lone women/ lone parents have children, which may indicate some women are choosing not to get in a relationship or to get divorced. Divorce rates in the UK have risen from the 1950’s, where rates were at approximately 40,000 rising to approximately 170,000. The rise in divorce also links with the…show more content…
Reconstructed families are couple that beforehand may have been in a previous marriage or relationship. Children are brought into the family although having a different parent. These are on the rise according to statistics. This could be because of: the economy – the price of getting married again may be a too costly price – especially in today’s society where prices are rocketing, a longer life expectancy – people not wanting to be alone, also, some people may believe marriage should only be done once from a moral front. (Self, A Zealey, L 2007) National statistics shows that remarriages have risen from approximately 80,000 to
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