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Changing Britain By Susan McRae

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The book provides a comprehensive portrait of British families and households at the end of the 20th century, covering aspects of family life and household change.

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Changing Britain: Families and Households in the 1990s by Susan McRae

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 there has been a rise in childbearing outside marriage. One in four families is headed by a lone parent. We are all getting older. 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. Changing Britain provides a comprehensive portrait of British families and households at the end of the 20th Century. The book examines more generally the nature of economic and labour market change, Britain's place in Europe, and changing attitudes towards family life. Specifically, the book also deals with issues such as; older people's lives; non-heterosexual families; one-person households; young mothers and single parents; and divorce.

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About Susan McRae

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

Table of Contents

Introduction ; I: BRITAIN IN CONTEXT ; Britain's Place in Europe's Population ; Family Change: Revolution or Backlash in Attitudes? ; Forecasting British Families into the twenty-first century ; II: KINSHIP IN THE 1990S ; Kinship and Friendship: Attitudes and Behaviour in Britain, 1986-1995 ; Living away from Relatives: Kinship and Geographical Reasoning ; The Transitional Character of Caribbean Kinship in Britain ; III: OLDER PEOPLE'S LIVES ; Household and Family Change in Mid and Later Life in England and Wales ; Older People in Three Urban Areas: Household Ccomposition, Kinship, and Social Networks ; The Impact of Family Change on Older People: the Case of the Stepfamilies ; IV: NEW WAYS OF LIVING ; Living Alone: Evidence from England and Wales and France for the last two decades ; Families of Choice: Autonomy and Mutuality in Non-heterosexual Relationships ; V: YOUNG MOTHERHOOD ; Family Influences on Teenage Fertility ; Teenage Mothers: Decisions and Outcomes ; Becoming a Single Mother ; VI: DIVOUCE AND AFTER ; Who Divorces? ; Non-resident Fathers in Britain ; The Residential Mobility of Divorces

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Changing Britain: Families and Households in the 1990s by Susan McRae
Susan McRae
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