Discussion board chapter 14 sociology

Read below and answer the weekly question:

“Variations in Family Life – The combination of husband, wife, and children that 99.8 percent of people in the United States believe constitutes a family is not representative of 99.8 percent of U.S. families. According to 2010 census data, only 66 percent of children under seventeen years old live in a household with two married parents. This is a decrease from 77 percent in 1980 (U.S. Census 2011). This two-parent family structure is known as a nuclear family, referring to married parents and children as the nucleus, or core, of the group. Recent years have seen a rise in variations of the nuclear family with the parents not being married. Three percent of children live with two cohabiting parents (U.S. Census 2011).”

Weekly Discussion: Discuss one of the examples of Variations in Family life – such as Cohabitation, Single-Parent Households, Same-Sex couples, etc. and tell the class five facts about the family life of this variation and whether society openly accepts and agrees with this variation.

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