wk8 - Jenna Yu 10/16/09 SOCI 101 002 Week 8 Reading Notes...

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Jenna Yu 10/16/09 SOCI 101 002 Week 8 Reading Notes Cherlin, “ Should the Government Promote Marriage ?” Bush administration made funds to promote marriages; many believed that by promoting marriages (“marriage movement” by conservatives, centralists, religious leaders, and social scientists): o It provide a kind of family o Improvement of children’s well-being However, there are the “diversity defenders”, who are liberal activists, feminists, and sympathetic social scientists, who argue that sing-parent families’ kids are just as supported as those of married parents. Decline of marriage: o Divorce causes about half of all children spend times in a single-family house; more single-familied poor kids than middle-class kids o Divorce became common because more parents had children outside of marriage or had children before marriage. Other times, there are pre-existing problems among parents, genetically depressed parents are likely to divorce and results in children also with mental problems. Both marriage movement and diversity defenders believed that the institution of
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2010 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Na during the Fall '10 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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