The way of structures within families shifted in the last century. Possible reasons might be:
–  more women are working compared to the time of WW2
– birth control results in later family formations
– breaking up, divorcing and remarriaging becomes more common
(ipsos mori social research institute, n.a.)

According to London’s Social Research Institue Ipsos Mori, those features lead to families that  are as resistant as they used to be. New family structures involve:
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Fig. 1

 

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Fig. 3

 

References:

Ipsos mori social research institute (n.a.) Families in Britain. Available at: https://www.ipsos-mori.com/DownloadPublication/1215_sri_families_in_britain_2008.pdf (Accessed: 28 April 2016).

 

Visual References:

Fig. 1: Ipsos mori social research institute (n.a.) Families in Britain. Available at: https://www.ipsos-mori.com/DownloadPublication/1215_sri_families_in_britain_2008.pdf (Accessed: 28 April 2016).

Fig. 2-3: National Archives (2012) Measuring National Well-being – Households and Families, 2012. Available at: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160105160709/http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171766_259965.pdf (Accessed: 28 April 2016).

 

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