Lecture 19

Lecture 19 - 03:03 Fathers:...

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03:03 Fathers: Fathers tend to relate differently (active play) Fathers influence often indirect- backing up mom, income Fathers matter but may matter less than mothers Less time spent with child 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%) But much higher relative poverty in US than other western countries) Snapshot versus life-course perspective Race differences:  White kids: 75% never poor, less than 10% persistently poor Black kids: 21% never poor, 47% persistently poor Divorce: Periods Restricted divorce Reformation- mid 19 th  century Reformation removes matrimony from list of sacraments Moves divorce into secular realm 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 divorce” from England,  fault principle (adversarial) , folk pratices, informal divorce)
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