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The average British family has classically been understood as a nuclear family with the extended family living separately. However, today the archetypical family husband, wife and children can no longer be the exact social expectation as divorce, remarriage, cohabitation of couples and births outside of marriage have become more common.
According to the Office for National Statistics, more children are being raised in single parent households. However, while the traditional archetypal British family structure is no longer an expected cultural standard, the family remains fundamentally important to individuals throughout their life. The unique personal relationships that family members share and the support they receive from one another is considered the main form of the value of family membership.
The preference for most British families is to have a small family unit. Government studies show that most problems facing British families relate to being financially stretched. Parents often make strategic choices about their children's education to secure a good economic future for them.
Children are encouraged to be independent and self-reliant at an early age. However, more adult children are living with their parents for economic reasons than ever before. The average ages at which family life-events occur e. This reflects the growing individualist orientation of both men and women — particularly of the middle class — to want to establish a career for themselves and travel before starting a family. Women tend to be much older when they have their first child than generations, the average age being As a result of this older age of conception, in vitro fertilisation IVF is becoming more common.
The state pension is granted at 67 for men and 65 for women. However, it is now common for people to work later into life and remain in the British workforce for several more years after the age of retirement. British society has traditionally viewed men as the breadwinners of the family, while women were seen as the homemakers and primary caretakers of children. Such attitudes towards female gender roles have changed ificantly since the mid 20th century. However, while women enjoy equal rights and the opportunity to choose their form of contribution to the household dynamic, traditional views on family and household duties prevail.
As a result, women on average earn less and have reduced work hours in order to be the primary caretakers of children. British dating practices are similar to those of other English-speaking western cultures. It is common for couples to meet though their social circles, workplaces or hobbies. Online dating services are popular amongst several age groups.
Younger people may use free apps for casual dating, whilst middle-aged adults or elderly people looking to find serious or long-term partners tend to prefer dating websites that require paid membership. Dates usually happen in contexts that allow for the couple to engage in enough conversation to get to know one another for example, over a meal or drink. If feelings develop for a particular person, they usually stop meeting new dates or seeing others.
Instead they usually pursue that one person until he or she agrees to be in a committed relationship with them or indicates they are not interested. While unmarried cohabitation and divorce have increased, British people remain committed and dedicated to partnership. The average British couple will be in a relationship for multiple years and live together before getting married. This varies ificantly between individual circumstances and family backgrounds. The average age of first marriage is 33 for men and 30 for women.
Almost half of British marriages end in divorce. However, the institution of marriage is still dominant and highly valued. Nevertheless, some couples choose not to marry and remain in a de facto partnership whilst maintaining the same function and relationship as a married couple. Create your own Cultural Atlas with bookmarks, collections and a unified, searchable interface. over organisations already creating a better workplace.
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