Ch 6: Family Demography

About This Chapter

Watch informative video lessons to learn all about human demography and its affect on the family unit. Take a multiple-choice quiz for self assessment.

Family Demography - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Demographic changes have a profound impact on the human population as a whole, but family is the individual entity that is most directly affected. One family can be thriving while another sees its future withering in just a couple generations, due solely to the amount of human growth in specific numbers. The lessons in this chapter cover information on demography, and global demographic changes as they relate to the family. Take a short quiz for self-assessment at the end of every lesson and feel free to contact a knowledgeable instructor with any questions. In these lessons you will learn about such topics as:

  • What are kinship structures?
  • What is the demographic approach to studying the family?
  • Developed vs. developing countries
  • How have demographic shifts affected the composition of households?

Video Objective
The Demographic Approach to the Study of Family Take a look at a demographic approach to the study of the family.
Relationship Between Demographic Behavior & Kinship Structures Identify how demographic behaviors affect and are affected by family and kinship structure.
Family Demographic Trends in Developed & Developing Countries Compare demographic trends relevant to the family in different nations.
Demographic Shifts in Household Composition: Reasons & Consequences Explore the transformation of households.

Chapter Practice Exam
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