Intimate Relationships,Marriages, and Familiesin theTwenty-First Century
What is a family?
People who are:> Related or sexually expressive> Financially supporting one another > In an intimate and committedrelationship
Individuals‘ identities are tied to group
Group has its own identity
Definitions of “Family”
Census Bureau:Family = 2 or more related personswho are living together Winch (1971):Family = related persons who areraising childrenBurgess and Lock (1953):Family = household groupinteracting in social roles