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1 Sociology 169 Topic 1: Trends and Interpretations of Changing Family Patterns Topic 1a: Methods and Materials of Family Sociology and Demography What is family sociology? How do sociologists view family behavior? How do sociologists study family behavior? What is family demography? Data and methods What is Family Sociology? Study of complex set of relationships between society, individuals, and families Interested in both the causes and consequences of family behavior Interested in causes and consequences at both the macro and micro levels Example of a wedding What is Family Sociology? Societal Forces Individual & Family Characteristics Family Behavior
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2 Trend Toward Later Marriage Economic, cultural change Education, earnings, attitudes, sex, cohab., etc. Later age at marriage Individual & Family Characteristics Individual Behaviors Sociological Approach to Analysis of the Family? 1. Derive testable hypotheses from theoretical framework(s) 2. Locate/collect data appropriate for testing hypotheses 3. Analyze data to confirm or reject hypotheses 4. Recognize inherent limitations (Importance of using various theories, data and methods) An example: Economics and Changes in Family Life 1. 2 theories 2. Studies used various data sources 3. Supported men’s economic opportunities theories/ mixed results for women’s economic independence. 4. Recognize inherent limitations (Importance of using various theories, data and methods)
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3 What is Family Demography? Focus on detailed description
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This note was uploaded on 07/13/2008 for the course SOCI 169gm taught by Professor Pillitteri during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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