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Chapter 12: Marriage and Families

Chapter Learning Outcomes

  1. Define family and understand family diversity throughout history; as well as the connections between major economic shifts and family changes in the United States.
  2.  Summarize major theoretical approaches to understanding families.
  3. Describe contemporary US marriage, divorce and family patterns.
  4. Discuss how race, class and gender produce differences in marriage, divorce and family arrangements. 
  5. Understand family violence.

 

Continue to 12.1 Families in Cross-Cultural and Historical Perspectives

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Exploring Our Social World: The Story of Us by Jean Ramirez, Rudy Hernandez, Aliza Robison, Pamela Smith, and Willie Davis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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