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Study Questions: Chapter 10

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1. Define nuclear family and extended family. Outline the differences between a simple and complex household. What are the relationships between these two pairs of terms?

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2. What has happened to divorce rates in Canada since 1968?

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3. What are segregated and joint marital roles? Use examples.

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4. Define endogamy and exogamy and provide examples.

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5. Discuss some of the impacts of the recent trends regarding childbirth in Canada.

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6. How does the fact that conjugal roles are gendered affect men and women differently, in regard to issues like employment and domestic labour?

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7. Explain how the Canadian state has impacted immigrant families and Aboriginal families in the past few decades.

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