topic 1b

topic 1b - Topic 1: Trends and Interpretations of Changing...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 Sociology 169 Topic 1: Trends and Interpretations of Changing Family Patterns Reading: Casper and Bianchi, Chapter 1 Topic 1b: Trends Family debate Overview of societal changes Rapid family transformation Relative stability Continued change Family Debate Family in unprecedented decline, ill-equipped to rear children and provide emotional sustenance (e.g. Popenoe) Family changing, in decline is a particular historical (1950s) ideological picture of the American Family (e.g. Judith Stacey) The “Ozzie & Harriet” Family The 1950s and 1960s Economically Unique: Rooted in unusual times vibrant economy, offering “family wage” jobs for men, low inflation, rising production Demographically Unique: Family behaviors also unique early marriage, early childbearing, large families Culturally Unique: Women as homemakers, men as breadwinners
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
2 Enter the Late 1960s and 1970s Forces Altering Family Social Changing technologies Increased education Changing laws Social movements Economic Declining wages Shift from manufacturing to the service sector Shifting preferences (one car is not enough or, no hand-me-downs for my kids!) Enter the Late 1960s and 1970s Forces Altering Family Cultural Changing attitudes toward marriage and the family Rise in individualism Demographic Aging of Society Do each of the explanations under the headings “Social,” “Economic,” and “Cultural” fit neatly in these categories? Families Transform Rapidly Young adulthood changes dramatically - delayed marriage and fertility, increased cohabitation More single parenting, first due to rise in divorce, later to delayed marriage and parenting outside marriage Transformed two- parent families as women’s labor force participation escalates among married women with children Decreased portion of adulthood spent rearing children as life expectancy increased and family size shrunk U.S. Households permanently altered
Background image of page 2
3 Families Transform Rapidly Young adulthood changes dramatically - delayed marriage and fertility, increased cohabitation Living Arrangements of Young Men, 1970 to 2000 Men 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 1970 1980 1990 2000 Percent With spouse Living alone With parents Other Living Arrangements of Young Women, 1970 to 2000 Women 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 1970 1980 1990 2000 With spouse With parents Other
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
4 Percentage of Americans Who Have Never Married Age Group
Background image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 14

topic 1b - Topic 1: Trends and Interpretations of Changing...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 5. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online