Traditional family a myth

Academic Professor Pat Thane has challenged the idea that British children predominantly grew up in two-parent families until the 1960s - arguing that until the Second World War significant numbers of people never married.

Whilst recognising that there has been major changes since the 1970’s, Professor Thane states that there was much evidence of cohabitation throughout the 1920s and 1930s. She says that what has changed is that people no longer feel the need to hide certain family circumstances and instead we are now able to be more honest.

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