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Unformatted text preview: 03:04 Preview Remarriage and stepfamilies Some statistics Kinship Effects on children Remarriage: some stats 9 out of 10 remarriages follow divorce, not death Within 5 years of divorce, 60% re-partner (trend upward) Within 5 years of divorce, 40% of people remarry (trend downward) Whites more likely to remarry than Hispanic or African Americans Stepfamilies now outnumber traditional nuclear families in the US One out of 3 Americans is part of a stepfamily Defining Stepfamilies Two competing definitions Household based: stepfamily is a household in which (a) two adults are married or cohabiting, and (b) at least one adult has a child present from a previous marriage of relationship Kinship based: stepfamilies are groups of people linked by remarriage or re-partnering chains and who recognize each other as family Kinship in Stepfamilies Creation of complex new families...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course SOC 120 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '08