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UD - HDFS 202010 - Class Notes - Week 2

School: University of Delaware
Department: Human Development
Course: Diversity and Families
Professor: Bahira Sherif-Trask
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: HDFS, hdfs202, diversity, HumanDevelopment, family, diversityandfamilies, humanservices, LectureNotes, week2, outline, and familystudies
Name: HDFS 202 Week 2 Lecture Notes
Description: Notes including all material presented during week 2 of lectures for HDFS 202: Diversity and Families. Outline format. Important information is bolded.
Uploaded: 09/09/2016
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background image 9/6/2016-9/9/2016 HDFS 202 Week 2 Lecture Notes Family as a Permanent but Changing Institution Contemporary Concepts of Family o Remarriages o Dual Careers o Childless couples o One parent households o Ethnic families o Same­sex unions o Grandparents raising children o Abusive partners Populations: cannot compare countries because of drastic population differences; a 
policy that works in one country may not work in another
o China: 1.3 billion o India: 1 billion The eastern Asian countries are so densely populated, there are more 
people living in this area than outside of it
o United States: 324 million o Sweden: 9 million Implications of Family Membership o Intense o Long­term o Social institution in society Legal obligations, authority   Family Myths o Traditional families were self­reliant and didn’t need assistance Families are actually interdependent o Natural spheres for gender roles Man works, woman cares for home and children o Families are always happy and loving Conflict always exists Family Structures o Nuclear: Husband, wife, and/or children (biological or adopted) o Conjugal: Couple
o
Extended: 2+ generations living together/near each other o Family of Origin/Orientation: the family you’re born into You are the child o Family of Procreation: family formed through marriage and/or kids You are the parent Necessity of Families
background image 9/6/2016-9/9/2016 o Procreation o Socialization o Economic security o Emotional security How Do We Study Families? Study of Family o Interdisciplinary field: Anthropology Child development Demography History Psychology Religion Sociology o Research Influenced by: Funding availability Source of funding Access to subjects Current popular topics Time Ethics o There are specific guidelines for family research o Issues: Funding: could be biased Withholding findings Withholding medical treatment Suppressing research on controversial topics Political/Religious/Community Pressures o Opposing views must be considered Research and Theory Theory is a “lens”­ provides ideas Research verifies or disproves a theory Methods Data o Quantitative: numerical Quicker, cheaper o Qualitative: non­numerical More in­depth Surveys: systematically collect information through 
questionnaires/interviews

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School: University of Delaware
Department: Human Development
Course: Diversity and Families
Professor: Bahira Sherif-Trask
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: HDFS, hdfs202, diversity, HumanDevelopment, family, diversityandfamilies, humanservices, LectureNotes, week2, outline, and familystudies
Name: HDFS 202 Week 2 Lecture Notes
Description: Notes including all material presented during week 2 of lectures for HDFS 202: Diversity and Families. Outline format. Important information is bolded.
Uploaded: 09/09/2016
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