Chapter 10 - Chapter 10: Work and Family Life Who works?...

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Chapter 10: Work and Family Life Who works? Types of working families How work affects family The economic well-being of families Restructuring the workplace Info about Exam 2- Tues 10/30 10- 11:15 1. Who works? a. Labor force participation rate= percentage of workers who are employed or are actively seeking employment b. Reasons women work i. Majority- for same reasons that men work- Economic necessity ii. Higher paying jobs for women iii. Self- fulfillment or to pursue career iv. Economic hardship c. Occupational distribution= location of workers in different occupations i. women and ethnic minorities over represented in lower-paying jobs
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2. Types of working families a. Nuclear family= wife, husband, and their biological or adopted children i. Husband- employed ii. wife-full-time homemaker iii. (7% in 2003) b. The two-person career- the two-person single career i. Husband employed ii. Wife full-time homemaker; assists husband with social aspects of his job c. Stay- at- home dads “househusbands”
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Chapter 10 - Chapter 10: Work and Family Life Who works?...

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