Lesson1 - 3. When we are thinking about 1950s, Coontz says...

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3. When we are thinking about 1950s, Coontz says many people will feel nostalgic. This is because of the better living standards when compared with the previous two horrible decades, high wages, lower divorce rates, and higher number of marriage and birth rates, etc. It seems that marriage and family lives were in better off and 1950s was the ideal for thinking about families. However, we cannot neglect the differences between economic prosperity, family optimism, and social civility of the 1950s and present. Family live is better off in 1950s. This was because men could find a decent job with high salary and job security even though they did not have college degrees. Women quit their job and put all their efforts and time in their nuclear family. This leads to high degree of dependence on the husband because women did not have jobs at that time. All these lead to low divorce rate, long term family life, and best situation for children to grow up. However, in 1900s or later, the whole society changed and this is no longer the same story. Like what
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course PHIL 140 taught by Professor Bob during the Fall '08 term at Indiana.

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Lesson1 - 3. When we are thinking about 1950s, Coontz says...

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