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Sociology
Course Code
SOC246H1
Professor
Markus Schafer

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FamiliesSOC246 CLASS SEVEN The family as a fundamental social institution influences daily life and life chances through the life course Family institutionprimary socializing institutionFamilies are age integrative social institutionmultigenerational tied together Socialization and care in early life coordinating care in later life a context for many major life transitionsDefining the familyCompositional vs functional definition o Composition Who composes the family tied to the legal system narrow and precisely defined subjected to change over timeCanadian Census a married couple and the childrensee note from Blackboard sees it narrowly doesnt take account to multigenerational households longer life spans multigenerations live longer o Function a unit of intimate transacting and the interdependent persons Who shares some values goals resources for decisions and who have commitment to one another over timeThe intimate group in which reproduction socialization of the young economic cooperation and social status placement occur o What a family does o Sociology likes to refer to KINSHIP instead of FAMILY mo
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