sociology family 1

1.    In traditional societies people married young and stayed married out of a sense of duty.  In some instances, marriages were arranged.  What are some of the most important reasons for the shift away from traditional reasons for marriage and for a change in the timing of marriage?  Identify at least three reasons why people marry and three reasons why people may delay marriage and/or choose not to marry at all. 

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2.    Traditional families focused on reproduction and the economic role of children.  How have families changed in terms of the decisions to have children and the ways in which children are treated/raised?  Choose factors that you think are especially important in explaining the changes.  Use at least two diverse ethnic groups to illustrate possible influences. 

Incorporate lectures materials into your answer.

400 to 500 words each question. Due Friday at 11p