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Unformatted text preview: 1-1Click to edit Master subtitle styleChanging Family FormsSociology 169Spring 2011Professor Silverstein1-11-21-3Family Households with Children Married CoupleSingle MotherSingle FatherYear197087.211.51.3198078.519.42.1199071.924.23.9200068.725.85.5200769.625.94.5331-4YearPercent distribution of women by number of children ever bornNoneOne ChildTwo ChildrenThree ChildrenFour ChildrenFive or more Children197610.29.621.722.715.820.1198010.19.624.622.615.517.6198511.412.632.923.110.99.1199016.016.935.019.48.04.8199517.517.635.218.57.43.9199819.017.335.818.26.13.5200019.016.435.019.17.23.3200217.917.435.418.96.83.6200620.416.934.418.56.43.5Children Ever Born: Women 40 to 44 Years Old441-5Children Ever Born: Women 246810121-6The Family: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?1-7Goals of this ClassnTo help you understand the vast social changes that have occurred in the family over the last 50-100 years.nTo help you critically evaluate the strengths and vulnerabilities of the family todaynTo help you assess and interpret the social science evidence and apply to policy debates about the family.1-8Family Definedn“Blood”: genetic similaritynRoles: nuclear (parents & children) vs. extended family (aunts, uncles, grandparents)nShared household/economy: “common pot”nLove: “fictive kin”nLegal:adoption, guardianshipnFunction: those who will take you in when nobody else will1-9Fixed Definition of FamilynSocial Conservative definition - only one family is “correct”uTwo parent Breadwinner-Homemaker familynEconomic definition - specific rules about who qualifies to be a family memberuOnly those that “qualify” are eligible for benefits (e.g., tax deductions, health insurance)1-10...
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