Lecture 27

Lecture 27 - 03:05 FinalExamTime...

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03:05 Final Exam Time Friday, December 17, 7:45-9:45AM Room 125, Ag Hall, 1415 Linden Drive Please arrive early Remember to bring pencils and erasers Final Exam Format Structure of the exam Think of the final as a longer midterm, same structure- 4/5 multiple choice and fill in the  blank, 1/5 short essays (2) Repeat some key questions from midterms Read questions carefully You have plenty of time so don’t rush Content of the Exam Everything in lecture and required readings is fair game on the final But the exam will most strongly focus on material presented in lecture Somewhat greater emphasis on first half of course, plus material following the second  midterm Know all historical periodizations Ex. Christian revolution, industrial revolution, sexual identity, marriage, dating,  cohabitation, divorce, domestic violence, social policy etc. Know major trends discussed in lecture Know historical shape of curves, and approximate levels today and at important  historical junctions Almost no exact numbers (beyond what you already learned) Ex. Divorce rate (low, peak, today), cohabitation, female LFP (peak year, today),  mothers LFP, household division of labor, poverty, reasons for the rise of grand  parenting Race differences (white/black- not Asian and Hispanic) Review all graphs and tables in lecture notes, know key points/conclusions Know how attitudes toward female LFP has changed- exact numbers are not  important
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Pay attention to selection vs. causation explanations-  will not be an essay Ex. Effects of teenage childbearing, married men’s wage premium, cohabitation and  divorce, remarriage effects Don’t worry about sociological theories/lenses Major concepts include (some not in book) Same as for midterms 1 and 2, plus remarriage, created kinship, domestic violence,  family wage system, family policy, 2 nd  demographic transition Topics you asked about: General- difference between positive and normative statements Positive- factual statements, what is Normative- what should be
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