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F11-Family Influences(1)-1

F11-Family Influences(1)-1 - Family Influences I What is a...

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Family Influences I. What is a family? Families come in many flavors. A. Biological/legal relationships. B. What about engaged couples? C. Are there alternatives? II. Families Have Characteristics A. Composition--1 vs. 2 parent, stepparent, size, nuclear vs. extended. B. Circumstances--SES, number of parents working. C. Religious beliefs. D. Ethnicity. E. Income: Percent below poverty level (2000): Married: 4.8 Male: 11.7 Female: 27.8 III. Changes in Family Characteristics Over the Past 100 yrs. A. Setting: 1. Urban vs. rural (now 80% vs. 20%). 2. Move more. 3. As adults, kids more spread out. We live at the perimeters. B. Size. C. Parental composition of family.
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1. Fewer children living with both biological parents (% children) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 All 84 82 82 69 62 White 85 83 83 78 68 Black 72 70 64 37 33 Hisp. NA NA 81 65 61 2. More children living with mother only (% children): 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 All 11 18 22 22 23 White 8 14 16 16 16 Black 30 44 51 49 50 Hispanic NA 20 27 25 26 D. Your adolescent experience and that of your parents is different. IV. Family Characteristics and Adolescent Development A. Adolescent develops in a family system. B. Reciprocal Socialization. 1. Synchrony. 2. Family members interactions. C. The Developmental Construction of Relationships. 1. Continuity View. 2. Discontinuity View. D. Maturation of the Adolescent and Maturation of the Parents. 1. Adolescent Changes.
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