This study outlines a broad range of issues relating to becoming
a parent which can be collectively referred to as 'Family
Some of the most significant factors impacting the entire area
of family planning in the UK include political and social
developments such as funding for maternity services and childcare
provision, as well as the current uncertain economic situation and
the rising cost of living.
The report gives an in depth outline of present familial status
and the working arrangments of parents. Related issues of financial
benefits are investigated, with a view to estimating the cost to
both government and private companies in issues pertaining to
provision of resources for both employed and unemployed parents.
The issue of childcare is also discussed for both stay-at-home and
working parents, while a consumer based study of sexual and
societal attitudes caps the analysis, outlining current trends that
feed into family planning at the individual level.
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