Family - Combining Working and Family Family: Public and...

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Combining Working and Family Family: Public and Private Pre industrial Family Miniature economy Depends on kinship networks Industrial revolution Began late 1700s in England Shift from agriculture to industry Rural-urban migration Industrial family Men left home to work Women managed household Divided family into public sphere (men) and private sphere (women) Public= paycheck Cult of domesticity Idea that true womanhood centers on domestic responsibility and childrearing Natural for men to work and women to provide a “haven in a harsh world” Nuclear family Family form including father, mother, and their biological children Idealized as model family form The 50s family Peak of nuclear family form Thriving economy, government assistance “Baby Boom” Leave it to Beaver Idealized and historically unusual Reinforced traditional gender roles The 1970s family Women’s rights No-fault divorce Birth control Recession Women entered the workforce Today Combining work and family Bringing private into public
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