week 15 last class review sociology 169 (1)

week 15 last class review sociology 169 (1) - Ten (or...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Ten (or more)Things You Ought to Know About Families Sociology 169 Changing Family Forms Professor Silverstein
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Divorce Rate   Fertility Rate   Great Change in 50 Years!!
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I. Increasing Economic Independence of Women Decline of homemaker role Economic independence of women and separation from the home Reduced emphasis on role divisions between men and women (mother/homemaker vs. father/breadwinner)
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Measures of Gender Rate statements strongly disagree, disagree, agree, strongly agree The husband should not necessarily have the main say in a marriage. It is okay for women to have authority over men. Women’s liberation makes sense to me. Women should have the right to an abortion. The word “obey” should be removed from the marriage service. Measured 1971 & 2000.
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II. Weakening of Marriage as an Institution Marriage is less economically necessary -viewed more as personal self-fulfillment Less important than extended-kin ties in some minority families Divorce rates are high and expected to remain high, reflecting preference for personal choice over commitment Cohabitation is common and acceptable Okay to have kids outside of marriage However, marriage is still preferred form of union
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III. Emergence of Created Kinship Kin is being chosen from pools of eligible friends, step-relations, biological relatives, fictive kin Defined more by what people do for one another than by blood Created kinship can present challenges &
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course SOCI 169gm taught by Professor Pillitteri during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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