Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Diversity in UK families: liberalization of public attitudes and policies

Henz, Ursula (2023) Diversity in UK families: liberalization of public attitudes and policies. In: Adler, Marina A. and Lenz, Karl, (eds.) The Changing Faces of Families: Diverse Family Forms in Various Policy Contexts. Routledge, Abingdon, 164 - 186. ISBN 9781032045023

[img] Text (Henz__Diversity-in-UK-families--published) - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike.

Download (274kB)

Identification Number: 10.4324/9781003193500-9


In the 21st century, marriages have become more stable in the UK, but they have also become less prominent in adults’ lives. Attitudes toward sexuality, gender, and the standard family have liberalized remarkably. New family forms, especially SGM families and families created by MAR, have been recognized in UK family laws and policies. New legislation has also affected more common types of family, for example, by assigning enhanced rights and responsibilities to fathers and by increasing work requirements for many parents who receive benefits. More restrictive immigration policies have raised barriers to family life in migrant and transnational families.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2024 17:03
Last Modified: 15 May 2024 18:37

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics