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two or more people who are related by blood, marriage, or adoption.
according to Popenoe, the family is declining because the family is not cohesive, can’t perform familial functions, and has lost power.
families are struggling to adapt to dual-career households.
according to Coontz, the role of the family is changing to fit the times.
more interracial marriages and same-sex couples who adopt children.
is two or more people who are related by blood, marriage, or adoption.
is the union of two people that is typically recognized by law or cultural norms.
is a household consisting of a husband, wife, and children.
is a household consisting of a nuclear family plus an additional relative.
is the practice of being married to one person at a time.
is the practice of having more than one spouse at a time.
is the practice of a man marrying two or more women.
is the practice of a woman marrying two or more men.
are families composed of children and some combination of biological parents.homogamyis marriage between people with similar backgrounds, such as religion, race, class, or age.
is the practice of marrying within your social group.
is the practice of marrying someone from a different social group.
are factors that make marriage work.
1. Why do so many people consider the 1950s an ideal time for the American family?
2. What are some of the causes in the changing of the American family?
3. Why do some couples wait to have children?
4. What is the stimulus-value-role theory?
5. What are some of Coontz’s myths of marriage?