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Unformatted text preview: SOC101Y Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Sociology Professor Robert Brym Professor Robert Brym Lectures #13 Lectures #13 Families Families 23 Jan 08 23 Jan 08 The nuclear family is composed of a cohabiting man and woman who maintain a socially approved sexual relationship and have at least one child. In the traditional nuclear family , the wife also works in the home without pay while the husband works outside the home for money. The Traditional Nuclear Family The Traditional Nuclear Family and New Alternatives and New Alternatives legally married never married singlehood, nonmarital cohabitation with children voluntary childlessness two-parent single-parent permanent divorce, remarriage male primary provider, egalitarian (dual-career) ultimate authority sexually exclusive extramarital relationships heterosexual same-sex relationships, households The Growing Diversity of The Growing Diversity of Canadian Families, 1931-2001 Canadian Families, 1931-2001 http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census01/products/analytic/companion/fam/family.cfm The Growing Diversity of Canadian The Growing Diversity of Canadian Families, 1981-2006 (in percent) Families, 1981-2006 (in percent) Common-law couples with children at home, � . Common-law couples without children, � . � Lone-parent families, � � .� Married...
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LEC13(07)families - SOC101Y Introduction to Sociology...

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