Family pt. 1 - Family Sociology 100 u2013 Part...

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Family Sociology 100 – Part 3 (Institutions) What is a family oGeneral agreement that married coupleswith childrenis a family oLess agreement around couples without children NuclearFamily- married parents and children as the nucleus or core of the group oMajority agree that this is a family (99.7%) oAgreement declinesas elements change (ex: no children, not married, etc.) Family- a sociallyrecognized group (usually joined by blood, marriage, cohabitation, or adoption) that forms an emotionalconnection and serves as an economic unit of society oFamily is a status role in society oMarriage has traditionally led to family omarriage is not necessary for a family Family as an Institution Family is the most basic institution of society oInstitution- rules/expectations that connect an individual or organization to a larger social environment oAffects us for most of our lives oMajor life events take place within the family Examples:

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