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AS Sociology & the Family

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AS Sociology & the Family

  1. 1. Name: __________________________________ Date: _____________________ Check Your Understanding of Families and Diversity Due NEXT lessonWord Bank:extended families matriarchal media step family wage earnergrandparents, housewife and many different mother, father and single parentparents and mother types of family children familieschildrenTask: Write your answers in the gaps.Most sociologists believe that Britain has family diversity , this means . Families found in Britain today include, nuclear, meaning þÿ ; extended, meaning ; þÿ þÿsingle parent; reconstituted, meaning and cereal packet family, this is how the þÿ show the family, they show the woman as the and the man as þÿ þÿthe . þÿEthnic minorities also create diversity in family types in Britain. South Asian families have a highernumber of than other groups. West Indians have a higher number of þÿ than other groups. These families tend to be female dominated, the þÿword for this is . þÿAM CHAPMAN NOV2010 Page 1
  2. 2. Teachers Key:Most sociologists believe that Britain has family diversity, this means many different types offamily. Families found in Britain today include, nuclear, meaning mother, father and children;extended, meaning grandparents, parents and children; single parent; reconstituted, meaning stepfamily and cereal packet family, this is how the media show the family, they show the woman as thehousewife and mother and the man as the wage earner.Ethnic minorities also create diversity in family types in Britain. South Asian families have a highernumber of extended families than other groups. West Indians have a higher number of single parentfamilies than other groups. These families tend to be female dominated, the word for this ismatriarchal.AM CHAPMAN NOV2010 Page 2

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