RH 101 Notes 9-15-10

RH 101 Notes 9-15-10 - RH 101 Notes 1 What is a family What...

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RH 101 Notes 1 9/15/10 What is a family? What is a family? – A group of people; doesn’t have to be blood related that all share a common theme such as love, the love of the game, or an activity. Various forms – Separated by social and economic differences. Nuclear families are decreasing, 26% are married with children. A family is not just a social institution. It’s an ideological construct laden with symbolism. Shaped by evolving patterns around us and the families we see. Families are defined in a variety of ways. Debates about families and family values will always be seen. After ww2, 3/5 th of the families fit the model. After 1950’s, fertility rates started to decline, along with the idea of a model family. Civil rights movement inspired other minorities to get married. Women started to use birth control, and abortion to avoid a pregnancy. More women got jobs, meaning more women were able to divorce.
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