ssp1-19 - Chapter 12 Families and Religion The strength of...

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Chapter 12 Families and Religion
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If {image} , then {image} The strength of the American family is declining. 1 2 3 4 5 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% a. Strongly agree b. Agree somewhat c. Unsure d. Disagree somewhat e. Strongly disagree
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Traditional Definition of Family Social unit of people related through marriage, birth, or adoption who reside together in sanctioned relationships, engage in economic cooperation, socially approved sexual relations, and reproduction and child rearing.
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More Accurate Definition of Family Primary group of people—usually related by ancestry, marriage, or adoption—who form a cooperative economic unit and care for any young who consider their identity to be attached to the group; and are committed to maintaining the group.
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Diversity in U.S. Families
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Features of Kinship Systems Number of marriage partners permitted at one time. Who is permitted to marry whom. How descent is determined. How property is passed on. Where the family resides. How power is distributed.
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If {image} , then {image} Family refers to which group of people? 1 2 3 4 25% 25% 25% 25% a. blood related b. parents c. primary group d. secondary group
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Singles Single people, including those never married, widowed, or divorced, today constitute 44% percent of the population an increase from 29% percent in 1970. Men and women are marrying at a later age—25.1 years on average for women, 26.8 for men, compared with 20.8 for women and 23.2 for men in 1970.
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Female-headed Households 1/2 of all children can expect to live with only one parent at some point in their lives. Numbers are growing due to:
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