Human Intimacy: Marriage, the Family, and Its Meaning (11th Edition)
The largest percentage of households in the United States is made up of: a. Which of the following historical events is credited with removing much of the economic production from the family? Industrial Revolution c. Great Depression d. Economically, today's family is primarily a: a. The principle that states that people are attracted to others who share similar objective characteristics such as race, religion, ethnic group, education, and social class is: a. Which of the groups listed below has the highest median income for married couples?
Asian American b.
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African American c. Latino d. Which of the groups listed below has the highest percentage of children living in poverty? Latinos b. African Americans c. Asian Americans d. The group experiencing the most rapid increase in its middle class is: a. African Americans. Pacific Islanders. Native Americans. Much of the past literature on African American Families has focused on: a. Cox and Demmitt argue that the improved economic condition of African Americans is partly attributable to: a. The Hispanic population has been growing at the fastest rate in: Northeastern cities.
Many Hispanics are not counted by the Census Bureau because they: a. Recent Hispanic immigrants are deterred from improving their economic position because of: a. The most recent Asian immigrants have tended to: a. An example of recent immigrants to the U. The majority of American Indians live: a. American Indians in urban areas: a. The most important change that has occurred in the modern American family seems to be from adult-centered to child-centered families.
Family science can be completely objective. As societies grow more complex, families assume primary responsibility for more family functions. The extended family has been one of the fastest-growing family structures during the past decade. Single-parent families tend to be temporary or transitional. The single-parent family has been one of the fastest-growing family structures during the past decade.
Polyandry is described as a type of marriage where men or women have multiple spouses. The nuclear family consists of a husband, wife, and children. The greatly increased life expectancy in America has not had much of an impact on the family. Affluence and mobility have led to alternative lifestyles and marital forms. Most divorced people are choosing to leave not only their partner, but also the idea of marriage, by choosing not to marry again. The Chinese government has a one-child quota for families in urban areas. As families become smaller, intimate relationships have become less intense and emotional, leading them to become more fragile.
No couple can act in an intimate manner all the time because intimacy does not occur in a vacuum. We know the number of cohabiting couples in the U. A family's reaction to social change is often more important than the change itself. One of the functions of the family is to help its members interpret social influences. Society would continue to exist without socialization. Proper socialization would not help an individual overcome sociopathic tendencies.
Human Intimacy: Marriage, the Family, and Its Meaning
Family consumption is not an important area of expenditure in the American economy. The principle of homogamy states that people are attracted to others who share similar objective characteristics. The United States continues to be known as the world's melting pot. The fertility rate for the Latino population is lower than the general population.
Asian Americans are often perceived as a "model minority" because they are better educated. American Indians living on reservations and in rural areas seem to fare better than those living in urban areas.
Explain the process of differentiation and the impact it has on the family. ANS: Differentiation is a process whereby social institutions become more distinct and complex. Examine the affect that increased life expectancy has had on the family. ANS: Marriages are lasting longer, fewer women die in childbirth, and more generations of family members are alive at the same time. Explain how affluence has made it possible to consider alternate lifestyles and marital forms.
ANS: Affluence allows people to further their education, which exposes them to new ideas; brings mobility to allow contact with new people and lifestyles; enables people to postpone adult responsibilities and encourages experimentation; and has given rise to the media and the portrayal of various lifestyles. What do the authors mean by the phrases "change within continuity" and "uniqueness within commonality?
Yet, the central core of family life continues much the same as it has for many generations. Why is the family called the "shock absorber" of society? ANS: The family is a stable point or anchor in an ever-changing environment, and it provides the security and acceptance that lead to inner strength. How have smaller families impacted the intimate relationships within a family? ANS: The intimate relationships have become more intense, more emotional, and more fragile.
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If a child only has his or her parents to interact with, that relationship is crucial to development. Describe the relationship based on homogamy. ANS: People are attracted to others who share similar characteristics, such as race, religion, ethnic group, education, and social class. Characterize Asian Americans as a "model minority. Asian families generally tend to exhibit some of the characteristics of strong, successful families. Why are recent Asian immigrants considered a part of the American underclass?
ANS: This group is comprised of people who lack the social and technical skills to find and keep jobs and thus experience more unemployment and poverty. What are the consequences of the "fluid" nature of American Indian communities? ANS: They are networks of relationships that contribute to the resiliency and persistence but may also contribute to its invisibility, causing a census undercount.
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