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The family is a _______________________ group.
group of kin united by blood, marraige, or adoption who share a common residence for some part of their lives and assume reciprocal rights and obligations with regard to one another.
The structure of families is ___________________ in different cultures.
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To Americans, the “proper” form of marriage is ____________________________________
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The most common form of polygamy is __________________________________________
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A patrilocal family system is one in which
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A matrilineal system is one in which
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Choice of marriage partner is regulated in the United States by norms of
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According to the functionalist perspective, the functions of the family include
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The chief means of sexual regulation is by
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The function of social placement means that families
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According to conflict theory, conflicts within the family are struggles
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Exchange theory assumes that marriage is based on
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The theory of complementary needs suggests that people marry those
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Symbolic interactionists hold that marital adjustment
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Symbolic interactionists point out that
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Symbolic interactionists try to understand the family in terms of
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The developmental perspective on the family suggests that
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In ___________, the marriage rate reached an unprecedented and to-date unsurpassed peak.
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Single children tend to be
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The belief that one marriage in two ends in divorce reflects the fact that
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Divorce occurs most frequently
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Which religious group tends to have the largest families?
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Heterosexual cohabitation is generally a
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When a married woman does not expect to have children, she is generally ______________ educated.
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A one-parent family is usually headed by a
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Cashion’s review of research on female-headed families concluded that the major problems stem from:
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Children in one-parent families who do not suffer from poverty usually
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The word “career” describes any job
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Dual-career marriages refer to those marriages in which
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In dual-career families, household chores are usually assigned to
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T F The smallest type of family is called the conjugal family.
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T F The nuclear family consists of only the husband and wife.
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T F A child is born and raised in his or her family of procreation.
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T F While monogamy is the ideal in all societies, some societies vary family structure.
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T F In the United States, the norm of residence is neolocal.
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T F All societies have norms of both exogamy and endogamy.
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T F The functions of the family include socialization, reproduction, and sexual regulation.
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T F The family suffers conflict when there is an unequal distribution of scarce resources between
husband and wife.
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T F When people choose mates, they try to get the best spouse in exchange for what they have to offer.
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T F The notion that people marry those who can best meet their needs has not been supported by evidence.
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T F People will be more or less happy depending on whether their spouses meet their expectations about what spouses should do and how they should behave.
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T F Childbearing is a natural drive that in recent years has become more and more inhibited by social demands.
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T F Living together, or cohabitation, has replaced marriage as a long-term way of having a permanent relationship.
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T F Dual-career marriages involve significant strains over role performance.
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T F In the United States, the divorce rate goes up as the socioeconomic level goes down.
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Essay:
Describe procreation from a functionalist perspective and then compare its role in family systems according to conflict theory.
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Essay:
Give several concrete examples of how disagreements might occur in a marriage if the husband and wife have reasonable but different expectations of each other’s role.
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Essay:
Detail some of the problems married teenagers might encounter that would not be issues for persons marrying at an older age.
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Essay:
Discuss how the norms of the American family could contribute to the high rate of divorce in the United States.
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Essay:
Discuss some of the traditional norms of the American family that would have to be reevaluated in a
dual-career family.
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