Family Development Notes

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Family Development Notes ~January 22, 2008 Practice question- 1. According to the lecture, the members of your sorority or fraternity would be examples of what type of family? B. Family of Creation 2. As explained in the text, which of the following groups would the US census Bureau define as a family? (must be living together.) D. A single woman and her three young children 3. List 2 ethnic differences for colonial, pre-industrial time mentioned in the text or in class. A. Family was a large agricultural unit, Native Americans encouraged play and it was a happier time for the children. The Changing Family Part 2 1. Assumption- One family type (traditional family) (nuclear family- 2. 60-70% of 1950s families; Vs 7% in 2006; Idea of family wage- one person could make all the money in the 50s (due to economics) 3. Never before or since- dominant family form 4. Blissful 1950s? excluded minority families, almost 1/3 children lived in poverty, higher teen birth rates, 2 million married couples- living apart. 5. Family is changing, not deteriorating. Reasons it is considered as deteriorating. ~. Women working ~.Single parenthood (1/3 – ½ children lost parent to death) ~. Marriages ending (death vs. divorce rate) ~. The is evidence that the family is stronger today (women viewed more equally in families, children spend more time with parents.) 6. Family VS Household (US Census Bureau Definitions) A. Family- two or more persons who share a household and who are related by blood marriage or adoption. B. Household- A person or a group of people who occupy a dwelling unit. 7. Some percentages in a recent pie chart- Married couples with children 23%, childfree couples married 28.5%, living alone 26.4%,
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unmarried couples 5.3%, Female single parent households 7.3%, single fatherhood 1.2%. 8. Fewer people are currently married, in 2005- 52% adults, in 1990- 62% adults. 50% of marriages involve cohabitation, 67% of children live in two parent homes, Grandparents- 1970- 3%, 2001- 9% 9. Two trends in demographics- ~.1. Aging of America (one of the fastest growing segments of society) (2000- 35 million people over 65. 2020- 65 million people over 65) (Reasons for aging of America. A. Increased longevity- people are living longer
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2008 for the course HDF 304 taught by Professor Gray during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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