Lecture 19 - Lecture 19 Divorce I Fathers: Fathers tend to...

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Lecture 19- Divorce I Fathers: Fathers tend to relate differently (active play) Fathers influence often indirect- backing up mom, income Fathers matter but may matter less than mothers o Less time spent with child o Doesn’t mean that they couldn’t matter more Children in Poverty Dramatic decrease 1940s-1970 Gradual increase at lower levels over last decade (2004= 18%) o But much higher relative poverty in US than other western countries) Snapshot versus life-course perspective Race differences: o White kids: 75% never poor, less than 10% persistently poor o Black kids: 21% never poor, 47% persistently poor Divorce: Periods Restricted divorce o Reformation- mid 19 th century o Reformation removes matrimony from list of sacraments Moves divorce into secular realm o Legal but rare and difficult Canon law, ecclesiastic courts continue to provide framework England: act of Parliament America: civil law since revolution (cultural significance, “Great
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Lecture 19 - Lecture 19 Divorce I Fathers: Fathers tend to...

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