HDF - Test 1 - The Definition of Family January 19, 2008...

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The Definition of Family January 19, 2008 What is a family? Parents, siblings Roommates, friends Pets Fictive kin (a family friend with a family term) Cohabiting couples  U.S. Census definition: two or more people living together who are related by birth,  marriage, adoption, and residing together.  Problems with family definition The Census definition of family is exclusive than inclusive. o Residing together is a major limitations (ex. relatives) o Those bound by legal marriage, by blood, or adoption o Those residing in the same household Emotional ties ignored Revised definition
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1980’s state of New York had to address the definition of family after a property  dispute. o Braschi v. Stahl     : a man was evicted from his apartment because he wasn’t  “family” after his partner of 15 years died New Definition: A sexual or intimate relationship, or parent-child relationship, in  which people live together, at least some of the time, with personal commitments to  each other, who identify themselves as an intimate group and who are regarded by  others as an enduring group, and are economically interdependent to some degree  (inclusive). Random Facts The more educated of a woman the more likely they are to work. The high profile campaign for same-sex marriages has NOT created a backlash  against same-sex unions. Latin America is MORE tolerant of gays and lesbians. The family and medical leave act doesn’t give American workers time off with  financial support after the birth or adoption of children.  European teens have sex earlier than American teens, yet American teens have  higher birth rates.  Teens’ rates of STDs have remained stable over the years, even though more  people are having sex. American are more pro-marriage than Japanese women.  January 21, 2008 Historical Perspectives Love as a requirement for marriage is a more recent development Role of children has changed   Pre-industrial children were producers o Rates of childbirth have decreased with this change
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Function of family has changed from public to private o Matched couples up based off what they could potentially bring to society Gender roles have changed multiple times o Women historically worked outside the home (white females) Often in fields and doing housework for others The mother had control over dating → changed because of the car Great Depression Men and women took jobs in various areas o Laws favored men working in two-earner homes WWII Years Major shift in roles of women after birth control
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