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- Women Parent-Good relationship with child(ren • Less loneliness depression Childless/Believe it’s better • Less loneliness depression •

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Childless Elderly http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/wh
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Is this what it’s like? From a 2008 New York Times article  titled “Single, Childless and ‘Downright  Terrified’”
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“Social research continues to affirm  the value of parenthood as an  important social investment and a  potential source of instrumental and  emotional support in old age.” What does this statement mean?
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Increase in childlessness in past 40 years 25+ is average age at birth of first child Less children Increase in voluntary childlessness (childless by choice) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0JKS _______evidence of diminished well- being among those without children, either among younger or older adults Some social norms still marginalize childless women
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Typology of Parental Status Parent-Good relationship with child(ren) Childless/Believe it’s better Parent-Poor relationship with child(ren) Childless/Believe it’s worse
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Characteristics of Older
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Unformatted text preview: Women Parent-Good relationship with child(ren) • Less loneliness, depression Childless/Believe it’s better • Less loneliness, depression • More education • More never-married Parent-Poor relationship with child(ren) • More loneliness, depression Childless/Believe it’s worse • More loneliness, depression • Lower education • More often separated, divorced, widowed Characteristics of Older Men Parent-Good relationship with child(ren) • Less loneliness and depression than other three groups Childless/Believe it’s better Not significantly disadvantaged Parent-Poor relationship with child(ren) Childless/Believe it’s worse Not significantly disadvantaged Implications • Unintentional childlessness has a greater effect on the well-being of women • ____ relationships detract from well-being of women more than men • Effects of parenthood on psychosocial well-being depends on ________...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course FMSC 432 taught by Professor Dr.wallen during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.

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- Women Parent-Good relationship with child(ren • Less loneliness depression Childless/Believe it’s better • Less loneliness depression •

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