SOCL 2505 FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE Chap 9

SOCL 2505 FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE Chap 9 - SOCL 2505 FINAL...

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SOCL 2505 FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE CHAPTER 9 Parenting Desires and Decisions Fertility- the childbearing patterns of a population. Child bearing age considered 15 to 44 years old. General fertility rate- statistic of number of births per number of childbearing women. Currently 67.5 per 1000, peak in 1957, declined until middle 70s, steady with slight upturn in late 1980’s. Total fertility rate- rate that predicts the total number of births that each woman would have if the current year’s fertility pattern continued. Rate at 2.13, 2.11 live. Average children born have decreased in last 200 years from 7 to 2. 2 during Depression up to 3.6 in 1957, down to 2.1 now. Reasons for decline include women being able to control their fertility, as well as children becoming less of an asset and more of a liability. Hispanic women have higher fertility rate, 105.9 to 61.8 of non-Hispanic women. Mexican women highest at 115.1, blacks at 73.7, whites at 58.5. Women in lower social classes have had more children than middle and upper
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course SOCL 2505 taught by Professor Mecom during the Fall '06 term at LSU.

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SOCL 2505 FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE Chap 9 - SOCL 2505 FINAL...

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