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Unformatted text preview: Public= Private= Care of the dependents (children, elderly, ill disabled) Produce public good (type of a positive externality) One or more adults related (marriage, shared parenthood, partnership) free-rider problem occurs when families decide to not have children use the benefits of other familys children Intimacy/Emotional satisfaction Permanence Pooling income Usually live in the same household Boundary ambiguity uncertain about who is actually considered family Discussion 9/12 Do not fit public or private definitions o Families of choice o Fictive kin o Living apart together View my own family as both public/private and fictive kin 2 kinds of kinship o Created kinship= choosing family (internet family) o Assigned kinship= born into family Marriage= monogamy (serial getting remarried) & polygamy (polyandry multiple husbands, polygyny multiple wives) Descent=patrilineal (fathers line), matrilineal (mothers line), bilineal (both) Residence= patrilocality (husband), matrilocality (wife), neolocality (both new) Authority= patriarchy (husband), matriarchy (wife) Types= Nuclear family (husband, wife, children), Extended (nuclear and other relatives) Discussion 9/19 Married based on love was inconceivable? o Based on survival economic arrangement o Public goods o Emphasis on security and united/ less on happiness and emotional gratification o Alliance between families o Love as unstable o Protection What factors led to a change in this attitude? o Wage economy (Industrial Revolution) o Public goods outside of the family o Coverture declining...
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- Fall '09