ppclass18_Marisa_family

ppclass18_Marisa_family - BRAVE NEW FAMILIES Cohabi4ng...

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Unformatted text preview: BRAVE NEW FAMILIES Cohabi4ng Parents •  Racial/ethnic differences –  1/5 Black & La4no children born to cohabi4ng parents –  1/10 White children •  Money maIers –  More likely to marry aJer birth if higher economic resources –  Cohabi4ng parents wait for financial stability to marry •  Family stability –  More likely to separate than married parents Divorce •  How is the divorce rate calculated? –  Includes all marriages •  Crude divorce rate –  1990: 4.0 per 1,000 pop –  2007: 3.6 •  Refined divorce rate –  # of divorces per 1,000 married women –  2008: 19.4 •  Who gets divorced? –  –  –  –  Black & Whites Age 50+ Less educated Lower income Unmarried Motherhood •  About 40% of births today to unmarried mothers •  Unmarried birth rates generally falling for teens •  Increasing for women 20+ –  Largest increase among women 34 ­39 (34% btw 2002 ­2007) •  Wide geographic, race/ethnic differences Adop4on: Love & Markets •  Love: –  Building families –  Rescuing children •  Markets: –  Supply & demand –  Type of product –  Domes4c & Interna4onal –  Regulatory schemes & incen4ves –  Racial & gender preferences Surrogacy: Love and Markets •  What is happening vs. how we describe it •  Birthing & Mothering –  Surrogates: extension of mothering role –  Motherhood & inten4on •  Interna4onal Transfer of Reproduc4ve material ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 185 taught by Professor Halle during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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