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Unformatted text preview: 2. Second Paragraph 1. Alternatives to Traditional Forms of Marriage and the Family i. Cohabitation ii. Gay-Parent Families iii. Staying Single 2. Theoretical Perspectives on the Family i. Functionalism 3. Third Paragraph 1. The Future of American Families i. Divorce and Separation ii. Remarriage and Stepparenting iii. Single-Parent Households III. Conclusion 1. Thesis reflection on key points a. High percentages of woman are in the paid labor force, there is rising rates of divorce, and substantial proportions of the population are either in single-parent households or are living with stepfamilies 2. Ending statement a. It seems certain that alternative forms of social and sexual relationships to those prevalent in the past will flourish still further b. Yet marriage and the family remain firmly established institutions....
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- Spring '09