Lec 6 - Family

Lec 6 - Family - Family 20:12 TodaysAmericanFamily

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Family 20:12 Todays American Family 51% of American women are living without husbands About ½ of men and 2/5 of women aged 25-29 have never been married 41% of all married persons cohabit before they marry o couples who live together before they get married are more likely to get  divorced than people who don’t cohabit Reason: the types of people to cohabit before marriage are more  liberal and not conservative so they will be more likely to get divorced. More than 1/3 of US children are born to unmarried parents Percentage of US families with married couples heading them o Asian Americans: 87% o White Americans: 80% o Latinos: 64% o Native Americans: 61% o African Americans: 47% Family Myth #1 The myth of stable and harmonious family of the past Family Myth #2 The myth of the monolithic family form o The married parents, two children and a pet family accounts for less than 
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Jepsen during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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Lec 6 - Family - Family 20:12 TodaysAmericanFamily

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