Chapter 13 Family - marriage. (wives provide emotional...

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Chapter 13 Family
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Definition Census Definition: 2 or more people related by blood, marriage, or adoption and live together.
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Definition Societal definition based on: ___________ ___________
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Types of Family Nuclear Family: One or two parents and their children Most predominant type Extended Family: Blood relations which includes other kin besides parents and their children Family of Orientation: The family that you were born into Family of Procreation: The family that you create
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Types of Family Sandwich generation: Taking care of your own family of procreation, as well as, an aging member of the family.
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Marriages Trends in US Marriages and Remarriages: Remarriages account for almost half of all new marriages 90% of people in the US will get married Age gap between husband and wife are decreasing.
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Marriages Sociologist Jesse Bernard: Something known as “his” and “her” marriages Men benefit more from
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Unformatted text preview: marriage. (wives provide emotional nurturing and companionship) • Women can often feel overwhelmed from meeting the needs of her husband and this can lead to depression. Cohabitation and Marriage • There has been a trend of increase. (testing the waters) • 50% of all cohabitating couples will marry • May discourage males- “why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” Marry Me Already! Divorce • Divorce has been steadily increasing • Us has highest rate in industrialized worlds • By the 7 th year of marriage, ½ the divorces have occurred. Divorce Highest number of single-headed households: • African-Marriage females Reasons for Divorce • Increased sense of Individualism • Romance subsides • Women feel more independent • Anxiety and stress of modern life • Changing attitudes about divorce (more acceptable) • Legally easily to get...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Rene during the Spring '09 term at Irvine Valley College.

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