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Define BINUCLEAR FAMILY

BINUCLEAR FAMILY - a family in which the members live in two households

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Define BLENDED FAMILY

BLENDED FAMILY - a family created when two individuals marry and at least one of them brings a child or children from a previous relationship or marriage. Also referred to as a stepfamily

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Define CHILD MARRIAGE

CHILD MARRIAGE - marriages in which females as young as 8 to 12 are required by their parents to marry an older man

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Define CIVIL UNION

CIVIL UNION - a pair-bonded relationship given legal significance in terms of rights and privileges

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Define COLLECTIVISM

COLLECTIVISM - pattern in which one regards group values and goals as more important than one’s own values and goals

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Define COMMON-LAW MARRIAGE

COMMON-LAW MARRIAGE - a heterosexual cohabiting couple presenting themselves as married

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Define CONFLICT FRAMEWORK

CONFLICT FRAMEWORK - the view that individuals in relationships compete for valuable resources

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Define DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS

DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS - relationships in which cohabitating individuals are given some kind of official recognition by a city or corporation so as to receive partner benefits (for example, health insurance)

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Define EXTENDED FAMILY

EXTENDED FAMILY - the nuclear family or parts of it plus other relatives such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins

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Define FAMILISM

FAMILISM - value that decisions are made in reference to what is best for the family

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Define FAMILY

FAMILY - a group of two or more people related by blood, marriage, or adoption

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Define FAMILY LIFE COURSE DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK

FAMILY LIFE COURSE DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK - the stages and process of how families change over time

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Define FAMILY OF ORIENTATION

FAMILY OF ORIENTATION - also known as the family of origin, the family into which a person is born

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Define FAMILY OF PROCREATION

FAMILY OF PROCREATION - the family a person begins typically by getting married and having children

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Define FAMILY SYSTEMS FRAMEWORK

FAMILY SYSTEMS FRAMEWORK - views each member of the family as part of a system and the family as a unit that develops norms of interaction

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Define FEMINIST FRAMEWORK

FEMINIST FRAMEWORK - views marriage and family as contexts of inequality and oppression for women

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Define FERAL CHILDREN

FERAL CHILDREN - “wild, not domesticated” children thought to have been reared by animals

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Define GENERATION Y

GENERATION Y - children of the baby boomers (typically born between 1979 and 1984)

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Define HYPOTHESIS

HYPOTHESIS - a suggested explanation for a phenomenon

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Define INDIVIDUALISM

INDIVIDUALISM - making decisions that serve the individual’s rather than the family’s interests

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Define INSTITUTION

INSTITUTION - established and enduring patterns of social relationships (e.g. the family)

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Define MARRIAGE

MARRIAGE - a legal relationship that binds a couple together for the reproduction, physical care, and socialization of children

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Define MARRIAGE BENEFIT

MARRIAGE BENEFIT - when compared to being single, married persons are healthier, happier, live longer, less drug use, etc.

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Define MATING GRADIENT

MATING GRADIENT - norms which give social approval to men who seek out younger, less educated, less financially secure women and vice versa

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Define NUCLEAR FAMILY

NUCLEAR FAMILY - consists of you, your parents, and your siblings or you, your spouse, and your children

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Define PANTAGAMY

PANTAGAMY - a group marriage in which each member of the group is “married” to the others

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Define POLYANDRY

POLYANDRY - type of marriage in which one wife has two or more husbands

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Define POLYGAMY

POLYGAMY - a generic term for marriage involving more than two spouses

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Define POLYGYNY

POLYGYNY - type of marriage involving one husband and two or more wives

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Define PRIMARY GROUPS

PRIMARY GROUPS - small numbers of individuals whereby the interaction is intimate and informal