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Unformatted text preview: Lecture: FMSC 10/3/11 Parenting and Maternal Employment Why do people want children to begin with?- Lower death rates given rise to population problems: no world wars- Sexual revolution in which sex is being liberalized, secularized, & divorced from reproduction- Childbearing and rearing are no longer being accepted as the only or even primary roles of women Parenthood different today- New egalitarian ideology o Changing roles of mothers and fathers o Share of tasks care of house, and baby- Dual earner couples are a necessity- More choices about whether and when to bring into our lives o Birth control o Abortion legal o Physical, psychological, and moral consequences- Single mother households are more common stigma of context of poverty- When to have a child has changed o 1/3 of couples marry after having child o Those who marry pre-child decide to have child later on o Choices on 1 st child delayed o 4 years of marriage or more reduces likelihood to have a child 5 domains of Family Life...
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- Fall '10
- maternal employment, lower death rates, New egalitarian ideology, Child Care Policies