Marriage - Assuring the responsible upbringing of children....

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Chapter 7 Marriage: From a Social Institution To Private Relationship
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Chapter Overview: v This chapter explores marriage as a changing institution and other ways to fashion family
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Marital Status: The Changing  Picture In today’s society marriage is very different than in past times. Figure 7.1 shows Marriage, divorce and birth rates in the U.S. from 1950 to between 2007 and 2008. Ø Marriage rates have declined from 11.1 marriages in 1950 to 7.1 in 2008 Ø 90% of women and men between the ages of thirty-five and forty-four were married compared to today only about 70% Ø Divorce rate is higher today; in 1960 the divorce rate was 2.2 and in 2008 the divorce rate was 3.5 Ø The birth rate in the U.S. was 24.1 births in 1950 and in 2007 it was 14.3.
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The Time-Honored  Marriage Premise Communities throughout the world have always claim stake in (2) important marriage and family functions: Guaranteeing property rights and otherwise providing economically for family members.
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Unformatted text preview: Assuring the responsible upbringing of children. -Social scientist define family as a social institution meaning a system of patterned and predictable ways of thinking and behaving concerning important aspects of peoples lives in society. - Marriage Premise: By getting married, partners accept the responsibility to keep each other primary in their lives and to work hard to ensure that their relationship lasts. The Expectation of Permanence UNTIL DEATH DO US PART -Marriage being a economical agreement between partners extended families, as well as societys need for responsible child raising, required marriages to be so long as we both shall live Marriage is considerably less permanent now in todays society than it was in the past!! Yet marriage in the U.S. holds the hope for permanence. The Time-Honored Marriage Premise D O Y U A G R E ? !...
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2011 for the course SOCIO, HEA jkaa 101 taught by Professor Mrwilder during the Spring '11 term at Hinds CC.

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