Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families, 5/e
Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families in the Twenty-First Century
Chapter ObjectivesAfter reading the chapter, you should be able to:
1.define family and describe various family forms.
2.explain the changes in family philosophy and emphasis: the change from institution to companionship and from patriarchy to democracy.
3.outline the basic trends in marriage rates, age at first marriage, birthrates and family size, employment of working mothers, and one-parent families.
4.summarize the basic trends in divorce rates, remarriage, and blended families.
5.describe present trends in premarital sexual behavior, use of contraceptives, and unmarried pregnancy.
6.identify family issues relating to various family forms.
7.explain behavior and patterns in families using the 7 different family theories.