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Families in transition: Social change, family formation and kin relationships

Nickie Charles


This book addresses the complexity of family change. It draws on evidence from two linked studies, one carried out in the 1960s and the other in the early years of the 21st century, to analyse the specific ways in which family lives have changed and how they have been affected by the major structural and cultural changes of the second half of the 20th century. The book shows that, while there has undeniably been change, there is a surprising degree of continuity in family practices. It casts doubt on claims that families have been subject to a process of dramatic change and provides an alterna ... More

Keywords: family change, family practices, social change, social variation, cultural variation, kinship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347893
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347893.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nickie Charles, author