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Unformatted text preview: Matrilial descent - female side of family is line from which everything is determined Authority Patriarchy - Male dominated society Matriarchy - female dominated society Egalitarian - Family is a sense of people related by blood, marriage, or adoption, who share the primary responsibility for reproduction and caring for members of society Trends 1940 2010 Married Couples 84% 50% Non-family households 11% 33% Female-headed households 4% 13% Male-headed households 1% 4% Quite a transition - moved away from married couples being predominant form, but about to slip under 50%. Alternative forms are becoming more popular Women entering labor force, women being more educated...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2010 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Shanahan during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08