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All in the Family: A family slide show album from Away We Go to anything goes

Posted June 12, 2009 to photo album "All in the Family: A family slide show album from Away We Go to anything goes"

Slide 1: The Journey Begins
Slide 2: But what is a family?
Slide 3: First Comes Marriage
Slide 4: Family as an evolving idea
Slide 5: Early Family Values
Slide 6: Family as Contract
Slide 7: Family as units of labor
Slide 8: Tragic Love
Slide 10: Family as an evolving idea
Slide 10: The power of “opposite marriage”
Slide 11: The Nuclear Family in the Atomic Age
Slide 12: Learning to be a Parent
Slide 13: A Parent Superiority
Slide 14: Making the Breast of being a Parent
Slide 15: Not Every Mother
Slide 16: Keeping the promise of marriage
Slide 17: Big(amy) Love
Slide 18: The Rules of the Game
Slide 19: Marriage loses momentum
Slide 20: Eight is Enough
Slide 21: Showing off your Family
Slide 22: Family as Adventure
Slide 23: Going it Alone
Slide 24: Every Family Different in its own way
Slide 25: The Family Triangle
Slide 26: All You Need is...
Slide 24: Every Family Different in its own way

Slide 24: Every Family Different in its own way

With both the demise of the economy and what was once known as “the generation gap,” extended families, or intergenerational families, are making a resurgence. Between 2000 and 2007, the number of parents living with their adult children increased 67 percent to 3.6 million. In December 2008, USA Today reported: “Twenty-somethings who move back in with their parents after college are often lamented as ‘boomerangs.’ But that term may need expanding now to include increasing numbers of seniors and baby boomers—you can call them ‘baby boomerangs’—who are taking up residence with their adult children and even grandchildren.” Coontz, shown here is also the author of The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America’s Changing Families (1997), told USA Today, “It's a return to much closer intergenerational ties than we saw through much of the 20th century.”