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Family Diversity and the life course - Key Terms

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New Right
conservative and anti-feminist perspective on the family, who are firmly opposed to family diversity
dependency culture
a culture of living off welfare benefits, a term coined by the new right
neo-conventional family
a dual earner family in which both spouses go to work
organisational diversity
differences in the ways family roles are organised
cultural diversity
different cultural, religious and ethnic groups have different family structures
social class diversity
differences in family structures as a result of income differences between households of different classes
life-stage diversity
family structures differing according to the stage reached in the life cycle
generational diversity
older and younger generations having different attitudes and experiences that reflect the historical periods that they have lived in
life course analysis
focuses on the meaning people give to their life events and choices