LECTURE 2: July 9
Changing Families: Chapter 1 notes:
Socialization- is the process of children learning to think and behave in ways appropriate to the society
and group they are born and raised in.
Institution- is a widely recognized area of social life that is organized along a system of widely accepted
norms that regulate behaviours.
Census families- includes a couple, of any sexual orientation, with or without children, married or
cohabitating, as well as a lone parent of any marital status with at least one child living in the same
dwelling, or a grandparent raising grandchildren.
Was adapted by Statistics Canada to fit current conditions
Family- a social group, an institution, and an intergenerational group of individuals related to another by
blood, adoption, or marriage/cohabitation.
Intergenerational is defined as consisting of two generations in one household or being related
to someone of a different generation.
Nuclear family- a person or couple has a child whether through surrogacy, adoption, or birth.
Binuclear family- half of their nuclear family is constituted by themselves and their mother and the
other half by and their dad.
Horizontal nuclear family- only one generation is involved. Siblings share a household without any
Extended Families- are not common in North America. The extent of extended families may vary by co-
residence, neighbourhood, and also emotional reasons. Having an extended family is optional in North
America in contrast to other region