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Family Characteristics
has to have more than 1 person and have to live together in some sort of commited relationship. Form economic unit-share wealth, care for any children. Makes you feel like you belong.
Structure of Family

Pre Industrial
Extended family was critically important consisted of parents, children, uncles, aunts, grandparents
Nuclear family (pre-indus)
Parents and kids in same household
Industrial Revolution
Social institutions
rely on outside sources,
took on the roles of the extended family
Family of orientation
adopted or born into
family of procreation
only if you start a family
(have a kid)
Marriage
equally and culturally recognized arrangement between 2 or more people that carry certain rights and obligations
monogamy
marriage of 2 people--only legally recogn.marriage in the US
polygyny
1 man & 2 or more women. Not legal in US
80-85% of worlds cultures allow it. Mostly consists of Mormons
polyandry
1 women to multiple men
Tibet & Nepal
Fraternal polyandry
women marries a group of brothers
Ancestors
bilateral or duel
unilineal
descent
trace our ancestory
10% of worlds culture

common way to trace descent is through unilineal
Fathers side

Mothers side
patrilineal 60%

matrilineal 30%
Patrilineal descent is important
because its generally how we get our inheritance
Power and Authority
Matril-women
Patril-men
Family
Functionalist
stability of society by enhancing the well being of individuals
3 key functions that all families do
(functionalist)
socializing kids, provide both emotional and economic support for all family members, ascribed status
Conflict
inequality--women devalued by society
Interactionist
how man/wife interact will affect of they have lasting relationship, merge points of views into 1 point of view
Post Modern perspective
families need to be flexible because society has become fragmented (loss of traditional values)
Cohabitation
people live together romatically that are not legally married
People get Married because
In love, social pressure, dont want to grow old lonely,
Interactionist
Marriage
people are similar to each other, social class, education, religious background, race, ethnicity
Dual earner marriage
2 people work
dead lines
women typically have more
periodic tasks
men usually don't have a task deadline
childcare
46% daycare, 25% granny, 5% nanny, 24% other
Infertility
inability to conceive for over a year 1 in 12
Teenage pregnancy
Western has highest rates, 62 out of 1000 15-19 yr olds, chances are high if you have one you will have another child
Single parent households
acedimic problems, high drop out rate, drug & alchohol problems