Stages of Family Life: Crash Course Sociology #38

One way of thinking about family life says that there are stages that families move through: courtship, marriage, child-rearing, and family life in your later years. We’ll also discuss changing patterns of marriage and childbearing in the US, highlighting some of the varied family types that exist. Crash Course is made with Adobe Creative Cloud. Get a free trial here: *** References: Sociology by John J. Macionis, 15th edition (2014) Trends in the Share of Never-Married Americans and a Look Forward, Pew Reseach Center Infidelity in heterosexual couples: demographic, interpersonal, and personality-related predictors of extradyadic sex. by Mark, Janssen, and Milhausen (2011) The Divorce Surge Is Over, but the Myth Lives On Sawhill (2014), analysis of Current Population Survey data Centers for Disease Control Morbidity and Mortaility Reports Family Size Among Mothers, Pew Research Center FastStats: Births and Natality, Centers for Disease Control The Cost of Raising a Child, US Department of Agriculture America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2012, US Census Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count Data Center analysis of American Community Survey data (2015),869,36,868,867/10,11,9,12,1,185,13/432,431 Recent Declines in Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States, Centers for Disease Control Mean Age of Mothers on the Rise, Centers for Disease Control *** Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Mark Brouwer, Nathan Taylor, Divonne Holmes à Court, Brian Thomas Gossett, Khaled El Shalakany, Indika Siriwardena, Robert Kunz, SR Foxley, Sam Ferguson, Yasenia Cruz, Daniel Baulig, Eric Koslow Caleb Weeks, Tim Curwick, Jessica Wode, Cami Wilson, Eric Prestemon, Evren Türkmenoğlu, Alexander Tamas, Justin Zingsheim, D.A. Noe, Shawn Arnold, Tom Trval, mark austin, Ruth Perez, Malcolm Callis, Kathrin Janßen, Ken Penttinen, Advait Shinde, Cody Carpenter, Annamaria Herrera, William McGraw, Bader AlGhamdi, Vaso, Melissa Briski, Joey Quek, Andrei Krishkevich, Rachel Bright, Alex S, Mayumi Maeda, Kathy & Tim Philip, Montather, Jirat, Eric Kitchen, Moritz Schmidt, Ian Dundore, Chris Peters, Sandra Aft, Jason A Saslow, Steve Marshall -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - Twitter - Tumblr - Support Crash Course on Patreon: CC Kids: