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By Angela Abela, Janet Walker

This quantity tackles key matters within the altering nature of relations lifestyles from a world point of view, and is vital interpreting for these learning and dealing with families.

  • Covers adjustments in couple relationships and the demanding situations those pose; parenting practices and their implications for baby improvement; key modern worldwide concerns, comparable to migration, poverty, and the web, and their effect at the kin; and the function of the kingdom in helping relatives relationships
  • Includes a stellar forged of overseas individuals akin to Paul Amato and John Coleman, and contributions from best specialists dependent in North Africa, Japan, Australia and New Zealand
  • Discusses issues similar to cohabitation, divorce, single-parent families, same-sex partnerships, fertility,  and family violence
  • Links examine and perform and offers coverage concepts on the finish of every chapter

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Not all older people are well-off and Eurostat 2012 figures show that 20 per cent of older people in Europe are at risk of poverty and social exclusion (Eurostat, 2012). There are considerable regional disparities: for example, people over sixty-five in Eastern European countries are at a higher risk of poverty than those living in northern Europe. Furthermore, increasing numbers of older people are living alone and are dependent on family support. One of the consequences of family breakdown is that older people may find themselves severed from family support.

While there is considerable variation in the frequency of births outside marriage, there is, however, no doubt that, overall, marriage is no longer an absolute prerequisite for child rearing in Europe. Marriage intentions Using data from the GGS for eight countries (Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, France, Romania and Russia) we can shed some light on whether cohabitation should be regarded mostly as an alternative or as a prelude to marriage. In this survey, cohabitees were asked whether they intended to get married within the next three years or not.

Published 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cohabitation or Marriage? Contemporary Living Arrangements in the West In most countries we find that somewhat similar terms are used to describe c­ ohabitation. The terminology tends to be more uniform with the increasing number of cohabitations. Unlike marriage, cohabitation has normally not been regulated by law, nor has its occurrence been officially registered. Therefore, cohabitation is often referred to as an informal union. Over recent years, however, there has been increasing regulation of cohabitation in some countries.

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