1B - PARENTING Psych 190 Winter 2011 Purpose of having...

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PARENTING Psych 190 Winter 2011 Purpose of having children? To create a family You love children Support for when you get older Fulfill a social expectation Transference of social capital To gain prestige from the accomplishments of their children Provide “meaning” to life Opportunity to compensate for a parent‟s sad childhood Just because It was an accident ;-) Child vulnerability: History Life expectancy Cheap labor Fair Labor Standards Act, 1938 No child would work more than 40 hours a week, the minimum wage would be 40 cents per hour. Minors below 16 were not to work in those industries which are classified to be hazardous. There were no age restrictions for children to work in non-hazardous environments. Children were to work only outside their school hours and during vacations, but only for limited hours. Human child vulnerable: Now Poverty Illness Family structure changes Demands of work
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