09107Relationship Alternatives

09107Relationship Alternatives - Economic crisis for...

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Relationship Alternatives Singles Causes of divorce Consequences Goals for egalitarian relationships
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Singles Old maid vs. bachelor stereotypes? Who stays single, relationship to marriage gradient Rewards? Other kinds of intimate relationships
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Causes/correlates of divorce Younger age Wives’ economic alternatives Women cite: unhappiness, abuse, alcoholism, infidelity Men cite own alcohol abuse and “women’s lib” Early disillusionment
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Consequences Stress although may be relief Higher rates illness, death, accidents Higher suicidality, especially for men Social support essential
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Unformatted text preview: Economic crisis for women-status goes diown 30-40%, more than 25% fall into poverty 60% of women with custody awarded child support but only 25-50% men pay it Divorce determines where family can live and access to health care Most people remarry but 2nd marriages not more stable Goals for egalitarian relationships Post gender mindset Integrating work and family Resisting social pressures Women likely to lead Constant negotiation Role flexibility Economic stability Appreciation of benefits Integrating multiple identities...
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