.One factor that may explain the gender differences in subject choice is that boys were encouraged by their teachers, for an example boys were encouraged to choose subjects such as maths, IT and technology, as it was seen as a more masculine subject, this meant that less girls choose to do that subject, also girls were encourage to do art and drama as it was seen as a more feminine subject, this also meant that there was a higher number of girls choosing those subjects than there was boys.
Another factor that might explain gender differences in subject choice is the legislation about gender equality in education; this affected the gender differences in subject choice as it allowed females to be able to choose subjects which were normally male dominated such as P.E and technology.
A third factor that could explain the gender differences in subject choice is the gender differences in the home, women in the home were seen as the homemaker and men were seen as the breadwinner, the men went off to work and women stayed at home cooking and cleaning, this effected the gender difference in subject choice as the mothers could encourage their daughters to choose subjects such as domestic science, whereas father could encourage their sons to choose subjects such as woodwork and technology which would help them prepare for having a job when they were older.
In addition romantic love is seen as the norm and will increase marriage rates. Many people would cohabitate but end marrying, therefore it would increase marriage and cohabitation rate. The norms in romantic relationship involves chocolate and roses resulting in a nuclear family, so cohabitation could increase marriage rates over the year, however some “normal” families are as successful as you get empty shell marriages where all the romantic love has been lost resulting in a constituted family increasing divorce rates and cohabitation rates.
Another factor that has changed the patterns of marriage and cohabitation is...