Sociology - Families

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What is a household?
A group of people living together in a domestic dwelling, but aren't necessarily related.
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What is a family?
People who are related through blood or marriage?
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Name the most important types of family
Nuclear, lone parent, reconstituted
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What is families life course diversity?
How your type of family changes throughout your life, e.g when you're a child you could be in a nuclear family then as an adult you could be in a cohabitation
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What are functionalists view on family?
Nuclear family is a key role in society because it performs a number of essential functions for individulas + society
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What are new right view on family?
Children are more likely to develop into stable adults if they're bought up by parents who are married to each other
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What are marxists view on family?
Nuclear family enables social inequality to continue from one generation to the next
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What are feminists view on family?
Families have a negative impact of the lives of women
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What are changing patterns of life expectancy?
Life expectancy rises. In 2006 is was 77 for mean and 82 for women and is expected to increase further
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What is changing patterns of fertility?
Women are having children later and not as many as before due to employment and the availability of effective birth control
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People who are related through blood or marriage?

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Name the most important types of family

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What is families life course diversity?

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What are functionalists view on family?

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