Lecture 5 - family younger age at marriage (23m, 20w) and...

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03:01 1910-1935 Decline of Victorian ideal Drop in birthrate (greater privacy), increase in divorce rate (moral panic), but also  increase in marriage rate First sexual revolution around 1920 Modest increase in female labor force participation  Changing meaning of marriage Importance of love and emotional satisfaction From institution to companionship But: depression and new deal try to reaffirm Victorian gender roles Mothers pensions only for widows, most women excluded from 1935 social security  legislation 1950s Postwar domesticity, suburbanization “Golden age of the family” was actually a highly unusual period of time for the American 
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Unformatted text preview: family younger age at marriage (23m, 20w) and higher fertility (>3) baby boom temporary decline in the divorce rate zenith of the breadwinner-homemaker model 1960s and Beyond Rapid change in the family Partially return to pre-1950s behavior (1950s=unusual) Partially continuity of long term historical trends Partially radical innovation Increasing age at marriage Declining fertility (baby bust) Decline of breadwinner-homemaker, rise of dual income Divorce revolution Second sexual revolution Early adulthood- a new stage in the life course Cohabitation 03:01 03:01...
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Lecture 5 - family younger age at marriage (23m, 20w) and...

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