092011 - SOC 308 Prof. Kristen Schultz Lee 9/20/11 Overview...

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SOC 308 Prof. Kristen Schultz Lee 9/20/11 Overview o Socio-historical context and social class o Group activity: socio-historical context and family behavior o Socio-historical context and fertility o Economic models of fertility and life course critiques o Easterlin’s cohort swings model o More recent life course models of fertility Socio-historical context o Location in history o Location in society Why might women be disadvantaged by the current social security system? “Invisible Inequality” o What is Lareau’s argument? o Does she evaluate different parenting strategies as “better” or “worse”? o How does race figure into her argument? o What elements of a life course perspective are found in this article? Socio-historical context? Timing? Linked lives? Agency? o What element(s) are missing and how could they be added to future research? Class and Higher Education o How does our social class shape our educational aspirations and ultimate
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