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sex gender survey PAPER

sex gender survey PAPER - Amber Dawson Courtney Fischer...

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Amber Dawson Courtney Fischer Jessica Seitz Kaitlin Johnson Lars Grater Nic Rozek Views and Expectations of Future Work/Family Balance “The Opt out Revolution” discusses why many high powered women are choosing to leave the workforce in order to start a family. In the article, eight Princeton graduated women explain how they worked so hard to achieve a level most women could not achieve at that time, in college and in the work force. These women described how they would rather raise a family instead of spend long hours trying to climb the working ladder. Even though they had high powered jobs, they felt as though achieving their expected level of greatness isn’t worth all the long hours and hard work. Motivated by “The Opt out Revolution”, we formed a group and created a survey in order to explore whether the revolution is true and examine the thoughts and feelings towards the work/family relationship of CU students today. First, we decided to create a survey intended for CU college students. We decided to use a selection of both male and female CU students in order to compare and evaluate both genders outlooks on their future. The survey has a combination of questions asking about future plans in school, family, and career. Each group member distributed the printed out survey to at least three males and three females, with ages ranging from 18 years old to 22 years old. The CU campus is predominantly made up of white middle to upper-class students; therefore most of the students who took the survey were wealthier, white, young adults. The survey was written and anonymous, and each group member passed it out at a different place and time than the others in hopes of observing a wide variety of students. In total, 44 students, 19 female and 25 male, answered the survey to their best knowledge. We all agreed that the survey is a characteristic of the population we targeted, CU students. However, our sample of CU students is not representative of college age men and women in the U.S.
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