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  • Oss0212
  • Sociology
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    Explain key events in the family life cycle including courtship and mate selection and child rearing


    Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Sections: 15.3-15.5
    Section 3 defines marriage and discusses trends related to the marriage in the U.S. and cross-nationally. Section 4 outlines changes and issues affecting American families. Section 4 includes a discussion of cohabiation, working mothers, Section 5 4 styles of parenting and briefly discusses spanking. Also differences in parenting styles by social class, with a focus on views on spanking, is presented.

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    Children in Single Parent Families
    This source provides data on many variables related to children. There are tables and charts on topics such as demographics, poverty, health outcomes all related to children in the U.S. You can also customize the data to look at the national, state or regional level. Additionally, prior to the data related to a specific indicator there is a short paragraph on why an indicator matters. For example, prior to looking at the number of children in a single parent home the read can learn that single parent homes often do not have the same economic or human resources as two parent homes. The data is current.