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November 22, 2013 / C H Thompson

Questions for learning and understanding 6

  1. Identify the trend in the number of civil marriages (between couples who hadn’t been previously married) between 1996 and 2011 in percentage terms? (2 marks)
  2. Between 1996 and 2011 identify the trend with the number of first time religious marriages in percentage terms? (2 marks)
  3. Explain why the trend towards 61% of civil marriages in 1966 being between partners who had not been married before? (2 marks)
  4. Explain three reasons why in 2011, less than 30% of marriages were religious marriages – the lowest percentage on record (6 marks)
  5. Identify one popular alternative to marriage (2 marks)
  6. Between 1996 and 2012 what has been the extent (in whole number terms) of people choosing to cohabit (2 marks)
  7. Explain the difference between separation and empty shell marriage (4 marks)
  8. What is the numerical difference between the number of divorces in 1901 and 2001? (2 marks)
  9. Identify and explain 4 reasons for this increase in UK divorce rates (8 marks)
  10. Identify three problems unique to living within a blended family? (6 marks)
  11. Identify and explain three reasons for the decline in marriage and growing incidence of cohabitation (6 marks)
  12. Identify and explain three reasons for the growth in singlehood (6 marks)

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