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Chapter 5 Family Problems
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Chapter Outline The Global Context: Families of the World Changing Patterns in U.S. Families Sociological Theories of Family Problems Violence and Abuse Intimate and Family Relations Strategies for Action: Preventing and Responding to Violence and Abuse in Intimate and Family Relationships
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Family A kinship system of all relatives living together or recognized as a social unit, including adopted persons.
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Monogamy Marriage between two partners; the only legal form of marriage in the United States. Serial monogamy A succession of marriages in which a person has more than one spouse over a lifetime but is legally married to only one person at a time.
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Polygamy Marriage in which there are more than two spouses. Polygyny - Concurrent marriage of one man with two or more women. Polyandry - Concurrent marriage of one woman with two or more men. Bigamy - The criminal offense of marrying one person while still legally married to another.
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Polygamy The HBO series Big Love gave visibility to the illegal practice of polygamy among some religious fundamentalist groups.
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Question The strength of the American family is declining. A. Strongly agree B. Agree somewhat C. Unsure D. Disagree somewhat E. Strongly disagree
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Same-Sex Relationships In the U.S. the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman and denies federal recognition of same-sex marriages. In 2001 the Netherlands became the first country to offer legal marriage to same-sex couples. In 2003 Belgium became the second country to legalize same-sex marriage and was followed in 2005 by Canada and Spain.
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Households Family household 2 or more persons related by birth, marriage, or adoption who reside together. Nonfamily household May consist of one person who lives alone, two or more people as roommates, or cohabiting heterosexual or homosexual couples.
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Changing Patterns in U.S. Families and Households Increased singlehood and older age at first marriage. The proportion of households consisting of one person living alone increased from 17% to 26% in 2005. Today, 13.5% of women and 19.7% of men ages 40–44 have never been married.
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Changing Patterns in U.S. Families and Households Delayed childbearing Between 1981 and 2003, the birthrate for women ages 40–44 more than doubled. First-birth rates for women ages 30 to 34, 35 to 39, and 40 to 44 increased from 2002 to 2003, by 7%, 12%, and 11%, respectively.
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Families and Households Increased heterosexual and same-sex cohabitation Nationally, 9% of coupled households are unmarried partner households. From 1960 to 2000 the number of
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