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PSYC 3630 Lecture Notes - Nuclear Family, Social Control

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PSYC 3630
Erin Ross

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Lecture 1
Jan 3rd, 2011
- Nuclear family with offspring 1 generation parent with 1 generation child
- Nuclear family 1 child with 1 non-residential family member
- Divorced sole female parent with 1 child
- Ex-spose
- Childless same-sex couple
- Fictive kin = Mom and close friend, and child
- Heterosexual couple divorced, with child
Definition of Family
- Same-sex or opposite-sex in romantic relationship
- Financial, materialistic providing value (education, shelter) to the best of their ability
- Family takes care of members
- Boomerang child: moves back in with parent (ended relationship and have nowhere to go)
o Economic and identity relationship as part of a family
Stats Can:
Census Family
- Offspring living with parents
- Lone parent, with child still living with that parent
- Living in the same dwelling
- Children by birth / marriage / adoption
- Regardless of age/marital status, they live in the same dwelling
- Don’t count inter-generational families
o Mom daughter/boyfriend daughter
Mom living with the census family
o Grandparents mom&boyfriend kid
2 census families
1) grandparents
2) mom&boyfriend kid
Economic Family
- Grandma mom daughter is an economic family
- Broader = you get intergenerational relationships
The Vanier Institute of the Family
- 2+ more people, bounded together by mutual consent, birth, adoption, placement
- Social control the members of the family
- Consume goods/services together
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