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15 Cards in this Set

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primary group
any group in which there is a close, face-to-face relationship
secondary group
more distant, practical, and unemotional relationship
nuclear family
traditionaly: husband, wife, and children in an independent household
person or a group of people who occupy a dwelling unit. most common is of married couples without children
total fertility rate
fertility rate of women in that year
structural constraints
economic and social forces, that limit personal choices
choosing by default
unconscious decisions. made when people are unaware of the alternatives of follow a path of least resistance
choosing knowledgeably
recognizing as many options or alternatives as possible.
individual's idea about his or her worth and about what sort of person she or he is
individualistic (self-fulfillment)
encourage people to think in terms of personal happiness and goals and the development of a distinct individual identity
virtual sacrafice of individual family members needs and goals for the sake of the extended family
familistic (communal) values
focusing on family needs. debate with individualistic values
family decline perspective
cultural change toward excessive individualism that they characterize as the self-indulgence of the baby boom generation
family change
seen as normal. marriage has been in a constant state of evolution
extended family
larger kin group