Family science

Family science - Family science review Families past and...

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Family science review Families past and present What changes have occurred in the areas of sexuality, marriage, and the role of children? Increase in divorce and births out of wedlock More cohabiting couples (diverse evolving phenomenon) Median marriage age declined in 1950 and began to rise in the 1960s Increased prop. of kids not living w/ two parents Roles of wives and husbands have become more flexible Marriage moved from institution companionship Companionship marriage individualized marriage How does each model intend to solve “family crisis” Feminist- revise and recreate institutions- accommodate new realities of work and family life Conservative- restores religious faith and community involvement Liberal- create government programs to address maternal poverty Why does nostalgia from the 1950’s make sense? Key federal assistance programs of the 1950’s GI bill- takes care of tuition for Veterans Mortgage payment assistance Census definition for family - 2 or more persons related by blood, marriage, or adoption residing in the same house Amato’s family definition based on feelings - families are people who relate to each other in loving trusting way, helping one another within the context of long term relationships Definitions: Context- the historical, economic, social and cultural factors that influence our mental processes and behavior Culture- the shared values, norms, traditions, customs, arts, history, folklore, and institutions of a group of people Race- a biological subspecies or variety that consists of a more or less distinct population with anatomical traits that distinguish it clearly from other races Ethnicity- affiliation in a category or group of people considered to be significantly
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course FMSC 298F taught by Professor Vanputten during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.

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