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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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  • Klaw,Elena
  • younger age, economic crisis, egalitarian relationships, divorce Consequences Goals, accidents Higher suicidality

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