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100

a family that one is born into and in which early socialization usually takes place

What is family of orientation?

100

True or False:  education and marital satisfaction are positively correlated

What is true?

100

The overall trend in recent decades is that cohabitation has been:  increasing or decreasing?

What is increasing?

100

family unit composed of relatives in addition to parents and their dependent children

What is extended family?

100

Cohabiting couples do not have the same _________rights as married couples.

What is legal?

200

the style or pattern of finding a significant other prior to dating 

What is courtship?
200

true or false:  Teen birth rate is increasing

What is false?

200

The overall trend in recent decades is that divorce rates are:  increasing or decreasing?

What is decreasing?

200

living together romantically without being married

What is cohabitation?

200

family formed by having or adopting kids

What is family of procreation?

300

marrying outside of one's social group

What is exogamay?

300

True or False: marriage rate is declining

What is true?

300

The overall trend in recent decades is that exogamous marriages have been:  increasing or decreasing?

What is increasing?

300

family unit composed of one or two parents and their dependent children, all of whom live apart from other relatives

What is nuclear family?

300

In which decade did divorce rates peak?

The 1980s

400

Couples of lower socioeconomic status have higher divorce rates than those of higher socioeconomic status

What is the marriage divide (or divorce divide)?

400

divorce rates shot up after this was introduced in 1970

What is no fault divorce

400

The overall trend in recent decades is that women are having more children.  True or False?

What is false?

400

feeling the squeeze between taking care of dependent children and aging parents

What is sandwich generation?
400
living together romantically prior to marriage(except for if already engaged) increases one's odds of divorce

What is the cohabitation effect?

500
family structure in which both partners share power and authority equally

What is egalitarian?

500

the percentage of marriages that end in divorce

What is 39%?

500

The median age of first marriage has generally __________  over the past few decades

What is increased?

500

women have six few hours of free time per week on average compared to men

What is the leisure gap?

500

Identify at least two benefits of marriage

What is couples are better off financially and emotionally, live longer and are healthier; kids are healthier emotionally and better off financially, etc.

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