Marriage: A legally and socially recognized relationship that includes sexual, economic, and social rights
and responsibilities for partners.
Marital Decline Perspective: The view that the institution of marriage is increasingly being threatene
Crude Divorce Rate: The number of divorces per 1k people in the population.
Refined Divorce Rate: A measure of divorce based on the number of divorces that occur out of every 1k
Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce: A patte
Crisis: A critical change of events that disrupts the functioning of a persons life.
Family Stress: Tensions that test a familys emotional resources.
Acute Stress: Short-term stress.
Chronic Stress: Long-term stress.
General Adaptation Syndrom
Family Allowance (or Child Allowance): A cash benefit to families provided by the government to help
offset the costs of raising children.
Socialization: Lifelong process by which we acquire the cultural values and skills needed to function as
Living Wage: Wages that are above federal or state minimum wage levels, usually ranging from 100 to
130 percent of the poverty line.
Nonstandard Work Schedules: Job schedules that are part-time, subcontracted, temporary in nature,
occur at nig
Baby Boom Generation: People born in the years after World War II through the early 1960s.
Life Expectancy: The amount of time (in years) a person can expect to live from birth.
Centenarian: A person who lives to be at least 100 years old.
Repartnering: The act of entering into a relationship after a divorce, which may lead to cohabitation or
Double Standard of Aging: The view that womens attractiveness and femininity decline with age, but
mens attractiveness and mascu