257. Birdnesting: A New Family Form?


This Sociology Factsheet will look at ‘Birdnesting’, what it means and why it has become a form of family life in contemporary UK. The Factsheet includes Exam Hints to help you to use your knowledge to gain maximum marks, while the activities give you the opportunity to apply what you have learned and will help you develop your skills in this area. Words in bold are explained in the glossary and a reference list is included at the end of the Factsheet.

The examiner will expect you to be able to:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of contemporary family forms in the UK.
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the reasons for the increase in family diversity.
  • Critically evaluate the existence of different family forms in the UK.
  • Incorporate relevant, contemporary examples and research into your exam answers.
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Publication Date

September 2022


ISSN: 1351-5136

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