Family sociology is a sub-field of sociology. Researchers study the family as one of several key social systems and as a unit of socialization from various sociological perspectives. Family sociology is a common component of the introduction course of university, because family is a familiar and illustrative example of modeled social relations and dynamics. There are several important research fields in family sociology. These include focusing on the demographic composition of families and how to work overtime or move from one place to another. For example, studies have found that Millennium adults are more likely to live with their parents than any other generation. How the social stratum affects the family and how the family itself may contribute to or hinder the social mobility of its members. Social dynamics within the family, including the specific roles played by family members among themselves, and what the family does daily and long-term together. Those interested will be attracted by the results of the American Time Use Survey, which looks closely at family dynamics. How social and economic changes affect families, such as how the great depression affects family wealth. How does a family as an institution interact with other institutions and social organizations? The diversity of family and family. Now we will take a closer look at how sociologists approach these key areas. In family sociology, one of the areas that sociologists study is the cultural factors that influence family structure and family process. For example, how gender, age, gender, race and race affect family structure, as well as relationships and practices within each family. They also studied the demographic characteristics of family members between and within different cultures and how they changed over time. Another area of family sociology is interpersonal relationship. This includes the stages of coupling (courtship, cohabitation, engagement and marriage), the relationship between spouses through time, and child rearing. For example, some sociologists have studied how income differences between partners affect the likelihood of infidelity, while others have studied how education affects the success rate of marriage. Parenting is a big topic, including the socialization of children, the role of parents, single parents, adoption and parenting, and the role of gender-based children. Sociological studies have found that even when children are very young, gender stereotypes can affect parents’upbringing, and show in the gender wage gap when children do housework. Sociologists have also studied whether same-sex couples influence child rearing. Alternative family forms and singleness are other topics in family sociology. For example, many sociologists study the roles and influences of family members outside the nuclear family, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, godparents and surrogate relatives. The breakdown of marriage has also been studied, especially the divorce rate has increased over the past decades. Sociologists studying families are also concerned about how other institutions are affected and influenced by family systems. For example, how can families be influenced by religion and how religions are influenced by families? Similarly, how are families affected by work, politics and mass media, and how are these institutions affected by families? A surprising finding from this field is that boys with sisters are more likely to become Republicans in early adulthood.