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Sociologically, "what is family?"

Two or more people who consider themselves related by blood, marriage, or adoption

Nuclear Family

a family consisting of a husband wife and children

In Bongo Bongo male members of the tribe may each legally have three wives. This is a family realtionship defined as...


In America and many other parts of the world the common practice is for whites to marry whites, African Americans to marry African Americans, and members of specific social classes to marry within their class. This is a marital practice called ________.


People being sexually attracted to one another and idealizing each other is called...

romantic love

The term family is one difficult to define because of the many varieties of family displayed in the world's cultures.


Boomerang children is a term used to refer to children.

between 24 to 29 who still live with their parents

The group with the highest percentage of one parent families with a female head of household is ____________ .

African American

The group with the lowest percentage of one parent families with a female head of household is ____________ .

Asian American

Sociologically, what is a blended family?

the husband or wife bringing a child into the new family from a prior relationship/ or a family whose members were once part of another family

How has the age of the average first-time bride and groom in the United States changed since 1890?

both the bride and groom are older than at any other time

Same sex marriages are more likely to break up than heterosexual marriages.


Research shows most divorced fathers eventually stop seeing their children altogether.


According to the findings of Diana Russell, who are the most common incest offenders?


What do sociologists argue as being the factor most related to violence against women?

the sexist structure of society

What is the skipped generation family?

grandparents act as parents rearing their children's children

What is the main difference between cohabitation and marriage?

there is a greater degree of financial and emotional commitment in marriage

In which families would elders play the most active role in rearing their grandchildren?

Native American

Of the following, in which group is a woman more likely to marry a man with less education than she has?

African American

The chances of divorce increase as the level of one's education and income increases



people who occupy the housing unit

Extended Family

including people such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins in addition to the nuclear unit


the practice of marrying outside one's own group


a society in which men dominate women

what percentage of people in america choose someone of their same racial-ethnic backgroung?


people's choice of a marriage partner in the US is most influenced by ...

age, education, class, race, and religion

sociologists have found that after child birth marital satisfaction ___________?


who takes care of preschoolers while their mothers are at work?

organized child care facilities

fictive kin

often in impoverished neighborhoods where people help each other out and consider each other a part of their extended family


an emphasis on male strength, sexual vigor, and dominance

in latino families machismo _________ with each new generation in the united states


asian americans are more likely to use _______ and ________ as methods of discipline than physical punishment

shame; guilt


adults living together in a sexual relationship without being married

cohabitation is ___ x (times) more common now in the US than it was in 1970


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