Family Relationships: A Life Span Development Approach [NOTES Part 4] - 4.0ed the course

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Family and Child Sciences
Course
FAD 2230
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 2 – American Families in Social Context  Race/ethnicity • Race implies a biological distinct group (based on physical features) – scientific thinking  rejects the idea that there are separates races distinguished by biological markers – race is  a social construction – there is only one race : human race!!  • Ethnicity is national heritage, language, religion, values; links between ethnicity and  socioeconomic status  → Can mean yearly income, education, values (lower class = living pay check; middle  class = politeness, working for your money; upper class= trust funds, socialites),  and/or geographic location (not just north, south, east, or west but it could even mean  which Wal­Mart you go to)  Within group diversity • Remember that within each “racial category”, that there is diversity between the groups • Caribbean and African blacks are different  • Koreans, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, etc.   African Americans:  • SES and Labor → A higher proportion of black children (32%) live in poverty over all other ethnic  group → Poverty doesn’t just mean poor; it’s when a family of 4 lives on less than $20,000  → Black women have traditionally been employed  • Marriages → Far more likely to have never married → Married blacks have more egalitarian gende
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