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Chapter 11 Families

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Chapter 11 FamiliesDefining Families y Murdoch defined families as a social groups characterized by common residence economic cooperation and reproduction It includes adults of both sexes at least 2 of whom maintain a socially approved sexual relationship and one or more children own or adopted of the sexually cohabitating adult y Stephens defined a family as a social arrangement based on marriage and the marriage contract including recognition of the rights and duties of parenthood common residence for husband wife and children and reciprocal economic obligations between husband and wifey Traditionally there are 2 dominant family forms1 Nuclear family adult male adult female and offspring 2 Extended family multiple generations coresidingy Family of orientation the family into which one was born y Family of procreation the family one creates by having children or adopting childrenThe Changing Face of Families Status Canada Definitions y Census Family a married couple with or without children of either or both spouses a couple living commonlaw with or without children of either or both parents or a lone parent of any marital status with at least one child living in the same dwelling A couple may be of opposite sex y Economic Family a group of 2 or more persons who live in the same dwelling and are related to each other by blood marriage commonlaw or adoption A couple may be of opposite sexEichler 1990 y Monolithic bias one ideal type of family is considered normal y Important aspects of family socialization emotional relationships residence economics sexuality and reproduction
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