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Hequembourg, Amy. 2010. “SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILIES”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Everyone has a family. But what makes certain social ties special enough that we characterize them as "family?" Some people believe that family ties are diminishing in today’s society, resulting in a host of social problems (e.g., rising divorce rates, juvenile delinquency, absent fathers, teen pregnancy). Still others argue that traditional definitions...

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