Canadian Family Case Study

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1. According to the 2011 census data, there were 9,389,700 families in Canada. Numbers in each of the diverse form of the Canadian families have increased. About 20 per cent since 1981 has risen for married couple families while the number of common-law unions has more than the quadruple since 1981. However, married couples have remained the most dominant family form but compared to other years the number is declining with time. In 2011, 64, 575 were same-sex couple families. About one-third of the couples was married while the rest fell into the common law couples. There exist a lot of diversity in Canadian families. Even though, blended families were added in the 2011 census, they have always existed and have been increasing over the years.…show more content…
Families that adopt the Marxism point of view, have as a goal to identify power relations within their homes and the economic relations outside of it (Albanese, 15) . while Marxists focused more on the economic forces acting on families, According to George Herbert Mead, assumed that individuals active agents of social life ( Albanese 15). Symbolic interaction theory focuses more on the relationship or interaction that exist between families. How a parent-child relationship works since that relationship is what shapes the organization of a family. As it was stated before, Canadian families exist in very diverse forms and how their relationship with each other is what concludes what type of family is it. For example, if a marriage couple disagrees frequently, then their relationship decrease over time and mostly end up in divorce. In the other hand, there is the feminist theory which typically seek to determine who is in charge and for whom is going to be done. Feminists believe that gender differences should not exist. Most females with a feminist point of view question themselves about marriage and the roles that are going to play. Over the years, things have changed, and sociological theories have been changing to fit the perspective of every diverse

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