Final Exam Study Guide
The final will will cover all course materials assigned since the midterm.
All lecture, discussion section, and readings are
The exam is closed book, closed note. It consists of 20 multiple choice questions (3 points each = 60 points),
and 10 short answer questions (6 points each = 60 points).
The midterm is worth 120 points, or 30% of your course
Key Concepts from lectures and the text
Week 8: Race & Ethnicity
Variation among pan-national racial-ethnic groups (e.g. Hispanic, Asian)
Differences in family structure by race-ethnicity
Effect of mass incarceration on families and children
century history of immigration law (1924 & 1965)
Paths to legal immigration
Mixed status families
Effect of current enforcement and deportation practices on families and children
Week 10: Cohabitation & Marriage
Partner search as a market
Evidence to support homogamy and income-pooling models in the US today
Four types of cohabitation
General outcomes (e.g., who is most likely to be separated 5-7 years later? Married?)
Economic, demographic, and cultural/psychological reasons for the increase in cohabitation
How does cohabitation prior to marriage affect marriage?