114 - 11/4 Military Families 1. Family in which at least...

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11/4 Military Families 1. Family in which at least one member is in the service (breadwinner-homemaker- kids---family style that receives the most support) 2. Service member is subject to UCMJ (rest of the family is not) 1. The whole family is militarized in various ways 3. Features of Military Families 1. Class differences 2. Lifers vs. “Passing through” 3. Differences according to race, gender, number of children, life stage, orientation, religion 4. Historical moment 1. Before/after 1973 1. Hardly any military families before (because of draft) 2. Before/after women 1. Need to start having maternity leave 3. Before/after scandals, and reforms 1. Food stamps 2. Pay goes up when you get married (need-base pay) 5. Extreme Give and Take 1. Normal work day: 10 or 12 hours (sometimes 24) 2. Even when not deployed or at war, training demands long periods of separations from the family 3. Moves of the entire family (every 3 years) 4. AMAZING social safety net (benefits) 6. Finding a Partner 1. Military is 15% female 1. Hard for men to find women within the military
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course LEGAL 297 taught by Professor Kelleher during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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