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David R Patrick Introductory Sociology (SOCI 1101) Charon and Vigilant Reader (CVR) Reading Questions:  “Family in Transition, 2007” by Skolnick and Skolnick (reading #42) 1. Briefly describe each of the major myths about the changing family in America.  Universality, the assumption that usually defines what is normal and natural .  It  influences our thinking to regard changes in the norm as sick or perverse.  Family  Harmony, all families have their problems, no one is perfect.  Parental Determinism,  belief that the family a child grows up in has a lifelong impact on the child.  Stable Past, 
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Unformatted text preview: there has been no known golden age of family and all families deviate from the norm. 2. How has the changing economy and labor market affected families? It has caused the contrast between men’s and women’s roles to be blurred. Also reduces women’s dependence on men. 3. How do changes in life-course patterns affect families? Mortality rates have declined since the 1900’s and women are now having less children then they have had in the past. Marriage is now a relationship between two people instead of how many kids can you have....
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