Defining%20Family%20BB%201.13.11

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Defining Family & Family Diversity CDFS 301 January 13, 2011
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Definitions of Family U.S. census Households: Family:
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Definitions of Family Nuclear Family = Traditional Family = Traditional families account for ____% of all U.S. households (2002 Census)
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Definitions of Family Family - shared biological, legal, cultural, &/or emotional ties & some sense of a future together (Anderson & Sabatelli, 2003) Multiple meanings (Anderson-Darling) Family of _________ Family of _________ Family of _________
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Definitions of Family Bonded unit of interacting, interdependent individuals who have some common goals, resources, and values & who may share living space for at least some part of the life cycle
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Definitions of Family Family as a social group held together by a common purpose Distinct from other social groups (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
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Family Diversity Families today are diverse
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Unformatted text preview: Family change & diversity are highly charged issues Family Types Living alone Cohabitation Couple with no children (DINK) Divorced adults Single parent families Step families Adoptive/Foster family/legal guardians Grandparents living with families or raising grandchildren "Boomerang" families - children move back in Family Diversity There are different types of families who use a multitude of ways to meet needs for: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Family Diversity Focus on similarities or differences? Unique or same? Structural diversity Race, SES, family type, sexual orientation Diversity in processes Intergenerational relationships, marital commitment, parenting behavior Importance of Definition Why is the definition of family important? Importance of Definition Effects on policies and laws...
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