Sociology of Families Chapter 13

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Differences in people’s experiences or characteristics can best be described as

social diversity.

One reason immigrants tend to have higher fertility rates than native-born Americans is

cultural beliefs in their countries of origin.

The textbook discusses the role of religious milestones in which of the following areas?

death

In addition to the increasing age at first marriage, there is a(n)

increase in the age range of first marriages.

On average, people now marry in their

late 20s

According to the text, the increased income gap between the rich and the poor in this country means that the middle class is

more vulnerable to falling into poverty.

One research finding that remains consistent is that college-educated people are

more likely to stay married, because the wife works.

Among those with less education, which of the following trends is true?

They are less likely to get married and more likely to divorce.

When comparing low- and high-income families, we find

low-income families have more children.

Married mothers are more likely to report __________ than single mothers.

feeling rushed

Until the 1980s, most parents believed that __________ should be kept secret.

adoption

What might contribute to someone being seen as having "no family?"

mass incarceration

Historically, the best predictor of a child’s future social class was

the social class of the child’s parents.

Currently, the best predictor of a child’s future social class is

the social class of the child’s parents.

Compared to other highly developed countries, the United States currently has

lower levels of social mobility.

The relative population of people in each age group within a society is known as

age structure

The relative increase in society’s investment in each child is a result of

demographic transition.

The increase in longevity of the old and the need to support them after retirement is a result of

demographic transition.

The facts that women are more likely to be employed than in the past and that people are living longer, healthier lives will help our society meet the challenges created by

demographic transition.

According to the text, individuals must create an identity to interact with the state

citizen

According to the text, individuals must create an identity to interact with the economy

citizen

According to the text, individuals must create an identity to interact with their families

family member and relationship

Which of the following strongly correlate to people’s opinions on family diversity?

social class

Attempts at social policy that reward traditional families have

largely failed in their intended demographic.

Conservative attitudes toward family diversity have mainly focused on

promoting family values viewed as traditional.

Liberal attitudes toward family diversity have mainly focused on

relaxing restrictions on family behavior.

Which of the following positions most strongly advocates change to state support of the family as an institution?

critical

In which social class is it most common to find children living with their grandparents?

lower

What does the term oldest old, used by demographers, refer to?

people 85 and over

The __________ perspective advocates policies that help poor women and their children, offers paid maternity leave from work, and supports "defamilialization."

critical

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