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Family Life: Attitudes to non-traditional family behaviours

Harrison, E. K. ORCID: 0000-0002-4332-7025 (2021). Family Life: Attitudes to non-traditional family behaviours. In: British Social Attitudes: The 37th report. (pp. 1-21). London, UK: The National Centre for Social Research.


This chapter examines changing attitudes to social norms related to five aspects of family life, including choosing to remain childless, cohabitation without marriage, children born outside of marriage, full-time work with young children, and divorce with children. Using data from the European Social Survey (ESS) we look at changes in UK attitudes between 2006/7 and 2018/19. We also consider comparisons between the UK and a set of European countries.

Publication Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © The National Centre for Social Research 2021
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > Sociology & Criminology
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