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Family Variation 3

Family Variation 3 - Not enough time Risks Economic...

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Family Variation 3/31/11 17:11 Family variation: Nuclear family Married couple living with their biological children Functioning unit with a core Peak of this family form was the 1950s 25% of US families fit this description today idealized by Americans basis for comparison the normal Singles Stereotype—swingin’ singles Most practice serial monogamy Chain of exclusive relationships Reasons for singlehood Focus on education, career Postponing marriage Haven’t found “soul mate”
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Unformatted text preview: Not enough time Risks Economic hardship Less time, energy Increased stress Benefits Stronger bond Wider network Responsibilities skills Emotional maturity Cohabitation Not necessarily “trial marriage” anymore Cohabitation effect Couples who cohabited more likely to divorce Polygamy Marriage with more than one spouse Polygyny—man, multiple wives Polyandry—woman, multiple husbands 17:11 17:11...
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