Describe the family in Britain.
Family identity is rather weak and the notion of family has a generally low profile. The only large family gatherings take place during the holidays, such as Christmas. The family unit is still the basic living arrangement for most people, this is reflected in the size and composition of households.
40% of births happened outside of marriage. There is much talk in Britain of single-parent-families as a social problem, but in fact 85% of children are born to parents who, are living together. They are simply not married.