Chapter 7-outline - Chapter 7 - Families LEARNING...

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Chapter 7 - Families LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Describe the various compositions of family. 2. Discuss the significance of kinship patterns. 3. Discuss the interrelationship of marriage and family. 4. Describe the variations in family life and intimate relationships. 5. Discuss varying child-rearing patterns in family life. 6. Describe the trends and factors associated with divorce. 7. Discuss the impact of diverse lifestyles on the social institution of family. KEY TERMS Adoption In a legal sense, a process that allows for the transfer of the legal rights, responsibilities, and privileges of parenthood to a new legal parent or parents. Bilateral descent A kinship system in which both sides of a person’s family are regarded as equally important. Cohabitation The practice of living together as a male–female couple without marrying. Domestic partnership Two unrelated adults who have chosen to share a mutually caring relationship, reside together, and agree to be jointly responsible for their dependents,
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