Chapter 9 - Chapter 9: Options Besides Marriage Singles The...

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Chapter 9: Options Besides Marriage Singles The marriage “problem”?: A matter of perspective • Marriage being “postponed”: 27 (M)/26 (W); women reflecting the biggest change Singles are diverse in nature; most will marry eventually Types of singles: 1. Voluntary temporary 2. Voluntary stable 3. Involuntary temporary 4. Involuntary stable Home alone… “The double standard” (men vs. women) Who; older, female, and white (80%) Why? 1. They can afford it 2. Society emphasizes individualism 3. Different stages of life 4. Living longer 5. More options available Why? Macro-level Factors • War, etc… • Economy • Gender roles Demographic Factors • Sex ratio • Marriage Squeeze • Social class • Non-marital kids Individual Reasons • Soul mate • Independence • Children • Divorce Myths • Singles are “momma’s boys”, etc. • Singles are selfish/self-centered • Singles are rich! • Singles are happier…
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2009 for the course CHEM 121 taught by Professor Wyzlouzil during the Fall '07 term at Ohio State.

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