Notes 4-14 exam 4

Notes 4-14 exam 4 - Social Class-Divorce Divorce rates are...

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Social Class-Divorce Divorce rates are higher for the lower class WHY? Smaller, less tight kinship network Parties have less to lose More $ difficulties/stress Geography Divorce rate 4X higher in West U.S. More cultural heterogeneity More marriages of people with different race groups Religion Divorce rate higher among Protestants Religious Doctrine- Catholics Residence Divorce rate higher in urban areas Parental history Divorce rate higher if one/both parents divorced Race Divorce rate higher among blacks Due to: Poverty (DIVORCE RATE ABOUT 6% lower among blacks when $ in controlled) Early age of marriage
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Race highest to lowest Blacks, whites, Asians, Hispanics Race- divorce rate Black’s high- really not as when you look at social class White’s low- higher when you look at social class Race influences social class, social class represents divorce rate Race isn’t the main reason for the divorce rate it is social class Do people blame themselves or the system? Blacks blame the systems, whites blame themselves
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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Notes 4-14 exam 4 - Social Class-Divorce Divorce rates are...

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