Lecture 9 - 03:01 SocialStratificationandFamily Marriage

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03:01 Social Stratification and Family Marriage Increase in median age at marriage across the board College grads marry latest but are also more likely to marry eventually Divorce Decrease among college grads Increase for all other people Fertility College grads: postpone childbirth and marriage but the two remain strongly coupled  Low education: postpone marriage but not fertility- decoupled Large increase in unmarried parenthood among low education Some Numbers US race distribution in 2006 White: 65% Black: 12% Hispanic: 16% Asian: 5% Other: 2% Note: white and black are non Hispanic, Hispanic may be of any race, other includes  native Americans and multiracial individuals Race and Ethnicity What’s the difference? Race: focus on physical features Ethnicity: focus on culture, language and national origin
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No absolute definitions Socially constructed: identity and self classification, social inequality
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Lecture 9 - 03:01 SocialStratificationandFamily Marriage

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