lecture+2 - Central Functions of the Family Sexual intimacy...

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2/1/11 Central Functions of the Family Ø Sexual intimacy Ø Reproduction Ø Economic cooperation Ø Socialization of children Ø Companionship
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2/1/11 The Family as an institution Ø This is the most restrictive view of the family Ø The family as a source of responsibility for its members Ø Legal family relationships (birth, marriage, adoption) Ø Has the greatest potential for stability of family forms
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2/1/11 Family as a set of relationships Ø Family of choice Ø May include cohabiting couples, committed couples, informally adopted family members, church families Ø This form of family can be highly unstable (lasts only while the relationship is “good,” however that is defined)
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There’s nothing new under the sun when it comes to marriage and its Two working parents is not a new idea. Step families were more numerous in much of history than they are today. New fascinating fact from the U.S. Census; 89 million Americans - 41%
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course HPER-F 258 taught by Professor Juliejames during the Spring '10 term at Indiana.

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