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Lecture 4

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Sheldon Ungar

SOCA02- Lecture 4 - "All Our Kin"- Aid to Families with Dependent Children (usually to lone mothers) makes presence of men, in conditions of unstable employment, irrational, ad family is based on a network of female relatives who share resources - traditional nuclear family  father-provider  mother-homemaker  at least 1 natural or adopted child  economically efficient because man is highest wage earner, would be economically irrational of him to spend potential working time on unpaid household and childcare - biological capacity of children: 16 - large family- Chemenko family (17) and Suleman octuplets (reproductive technologies) - other types of families:  foraging societies: children belong to a tribe/clan 20-100 kids, collective responsibility for children  married without children  common law couples (cohabitation)  same-sex couples  lone parent families  astronaut/transnational families (ex. highest # between HK and Vancouver due to entrepreneurial visa, and children earning degree easier in high school/university) - family processes (substantive relationships among members and their ability to
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