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AS Sociology Families and Households Key terms
Age-The biological basis for age groups, age describes the journey between birth and death years
Ascribed status-a social position fixed at birth, a position that is very hard to change by one's own
Authority-The possession of power which is seen as legitimate…

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Family paths-This refers to the highly varies and individual experiences people have within families
according to age, gender etc
Fertility rate- average number of children women will have between the ages of 15 and 44
`Fit' thesis-Evolutionary theory, suggesting that family changed from the extended to nuclear family
to provide…


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