As you read this chapter, consider the following questions:
- How are community and connection important to individuals? What theory best helps you understand this idea?
- How are kinship and family similar? Different?
- What are the factors contribute to Union Formation? Which ones have influenced you the most personally?
- In what ways does the government influence partnership, marriage, and break ups?
- How does societal stigma influence union formations?
- What are the issues related to equity when it comes to partnerships including marriage?
- If you were writing the laws and regulations around taxes and benefits related to union formations and kinship groups, what would they look like?