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Stepfamilies Sociology 415: The Family Jennifer E. Glick
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Building Stepfamilies Addition of the stepparent changes the life  single parents and children have built together:
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Adjustment of the Stepchildren Increased behavior problems may occur at the  beginning. Key factor is the age of the child when stepparent  joins family.
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Remarriages are different from First  Marriages More likely to end in divorce than first  marriages—concentrated in first years. Selection argument There are a lot of differences between First  and Higher order marriages….
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Change in the Life Course Associated  with Divorce and Remarriage Change in residence Change in living standards Change in contact with family members
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The Effects of Remarriage on 
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Unformatted text preview: Children Are Cohabiting Couples also Stepfamilies? Cohabitation has been an alternate choice of divorced people. Are Cohabiting Couples also Stepfamilies? Due to large cohabitation rates, sociologists would add to stepfamily definition Who is Related to you? Cohabitation, divorce, nonmarital childbearing, and remarriage are alternating kinship in two fundamental ways: Breaking the correspondence between family and household. Increasing the importance of created or fictive kinship. New Kinship Ties Creation of stepfamilies adds a number of other potential kinship positions. Challenge of created kinship...
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