Db123 Tma01

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DB123 TMA01

Part A

The table below was taken from the Office for National Statistics’ 2008 General Lifestyle Survey. This table shows how dependent children are spread among different family types in Great Britain. Percentage of all dependent children (below the age of 16, or in full time education between the ages of 16-18) in each family type (%) | 1998| 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | Married/cohabiting couple with |

1 dependent child | 17 | 17 | 17 | 18 | 18 | 18 | 18 | 19 | 19 | 20 | 2 or more dependent children | 61 | 58 | 60 | 57 | 58 | 60 | 57 | 57 | 58 | 59 | Lone mother with |
1 dependent child | 6 | 7 | 6 | 8 | 7 | 7 | 8 | 7 | 7 | 7 | 2 or more dependent children | 13 | 15 | 15 | 15 | 14 | 14 | 15 | 15 | 13 | 12 | Lone father with |
1 dependent child | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 or more dependent children | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | From the table above and the questions from the assessment booklet, I have outlined my findings below. 1a) The cells from the year 2000 column all add up to 100%. The reason for this is because the total percentage is always out of 100%. b) In 1998 the table shows there are 99% of dependent children in all the different types of families. c) In 2003, 74% of children live in families with 2 or more children. This compromises of Married/Cohabiting couple (58%), Lone Mother (14%) and Lone father (2%). e) When looking at the lone mother category, there is a trend that shows over a ten year period, it seems the percentage of 2+ children is on average double of the one dependent child. I arrived at this statement by adding each percentage for the one dependent child for the period and dividing by the total amount of years in the table, I repeated this for the 2+ children. My answer was 7% and 14% respectively....
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