October 31 RQ

October 31 RQ - Name: Noel Mejia Soci 130 FA 2008 October...

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Name: Noel Mejia Soci 130 FA 2008 October 31 Reading Questions Chapter 8 (pp. 257-275): 1. Explain how the expansion of the service sector and having fewer children increased women’s labor force participation. The service sector are jobs that are culturally considered to be women’s work, and since these kinds of jobs became to come more in demand, more and more women joined the labor force. By having fewer children, women spend less time at home taking care of a large number of children, and as a result, more women occupy their time by working 2. a. What is the double-peaked pattern of labor force participation? Women peak in working in their early twenties, but during their mid to late 20’s (prime time for childbearing) their participation in the labor force declines, and again rises in their 40’s and 50’s when they are through raising children b. How has this pattern changed over time? More women now are working during their childbearing\rearing years 3. Summarize changes in the division of housework between 1965 and 1998. women were
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