Learning Objectives

10.1 Define social institutions
10.2 Discuss how definitions of families are socially constructed and change over time
10.3 Exemplify how each major theoretical perspective approaches family
10.4 Explain how new families start in various parts of the world.
10.5 Demonstrate how the institution of family interacts with other institutions
10.6 Discuss how the makeup of families change over time and across societies.