Notes Sociology of the Family Gay-parent families
Despite ongoing dissent, there is slow movement toward acceptance of gay
marriage and gay parenting.
This shift is taking place globally: the Netherlands, Norway, Canada, Uruguay,
the United Kingdom, and o
Notes Sociology of the Family Clicker Questions
What is the family of orientation?
a. The family of orientation is represented by childless couples.
b. The family of orientation consists of the family into which a person is born.
c. The family of orientat
Notes Sociology of the Family After divorce
Women and children often experience a significant decline in economic status.
Men often experience an improved financial situation.
The majority of divorced individuals will remarry.
Notes Sociology of the Family Effects on children
Effects on children
Other research suggests that there continue to be deficits in some outcomes.
Future marital success
The cause of these differences appears to be economic and s
Notes Sociology of the Family The American family over time
The American family over time
With modernity came a separation of spheres for men and women: Men
went to work for capitalists and women stayed in the home.
This was not a matter of choice.
Notes Sociology of the Family Trends in U.S. families today
Trends in U.S. families today
Rising age at first marriage
Increasing numbers of people living alone
Sharp rise in cohabitation
Increasing numbers of single-parent and stepparent families
Notes Sociology of the Family Single-parent families
Approximately half of children in the United States spend of part of childhood in
These families are nearly always headed by women.
There is a small mov
Notes Sociology of the Family Families and Intimate Relationships
The big issues
What do sociologists mean by family?
What have families looked like across time and space?
What are current trend in families in the United States and around the world?
Notes Sociology of the Family Changes in families worldwide
The spread of Western culture appears to be affecting families around the globe.
Example: increased attention to romantic love
In some countries there have been systematic efforts by governments
Notes Sociology of the Family Risk factors for divorce
Risk factors for divorce
Which of these increase ones risk of divorce? Which decrease risk?
1. Married at a young age (under age 21)
2. Have divorced parents
3. Lived with your romantic partner prior