Chapter 7 & 8.docx - Chapter 7 8 Changing Dating Culture Less formal dating more hooking up Number of hookups reported by college students(Armstrong

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Chapter 7 & 8 Changing “Dating” Culture Less formal dating, more “hooking up” Number of hookups reported by college students (Armstrong et al. 2010): o None: 26% o 1 to 3: 29.6% o 4 to 9: 29.6% o >= 10: 14.8% More people meet potential partners online- some specifically geared toward hook-ups instead of relationships o Match.com o E-Harmony o Tinder o OKCupid Trends Related to Marriage in US There has been an overall decline in marriage. Marriage rates have declined more rapidly for some (racial-ethnic) groups than for others. Marriage is increasingly concentrated among those with higher education and income. Decline of Marriage AKA the retreat from marriage Individuals marrying later + divorce more frequent= adults spend less time being married overall than in past. o Marriage rates have fallen by more than half since 1970 o Marriage rates have fallen by about two-thirds since 1950 Changing Culture of Marriage Most people still value marriage and hold it as ideal… BUT Marriage is increasingly becoming more of a symbolic achievement that we can only do once we reach a level of social and economic security
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We will get married when _____________ Economic Factors and the Decline of Marriage Negative economic factors and economic insecurity discourage actual practice of marriage. Increasing economic independence for individuals decreases need for marriage. Educational Attainment Differences in Marriage For both women and men, a college degree is associated with marrying later, but ultimately those with a college degree are as likely or more likely to marry and stay married at age 40. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Marriage Chart First marriages per 1,000 never-married women, 2010 Asian-66 White-46 Latine-43 American Indian-36 Black-21 Percentage of American adults ever married by race, 1950-2010 MEN Steeper decline of Black men than White men WOMEN Same for women Decline in Marriage for everyone but majority for Blacks.
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