Changing Britain: Families and Households in the 1990s

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - History - 487 pages
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Major changes have happened in households and people's lives in most countries in the developed world. Marriage rates have fallen, divorce has risen, women are having fewer children and later in life, and one in four families with children is headed by a lone parent. These changes have significance that goes beyond the individual families - with implications for housing demand, social security benefits, labour force participation, health and social services.
 

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Contents

family and household change in Britain
1
Britains place in Europes population
37
revolution or backlash in attitudes?
68
Forecasting British families into the twentyfIrst century
100
attitudes and behaviour in Britain
141
kinship and geographical
156
The transnational character of Caribbean kinship in Britain
176
Intergenerational perspectives on family and household
201
autonomy and mutuality in non
297
Family influences on teenage fertility
319
decisions and outcomes
334
Becoming a single mother
354
Who divorces?
377
Nonresident fathers in Britain
404
The residential mobility of divorced people
427
Bibliography
441

household composition
229
the case
248
evidence from England and Wales and France
265

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Susan McRae is Professor of Sociology and Head of the School of Social Sciences and Law, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford.

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