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Chapter 7 - 3/1/12 Chapter 7 Chapte r 7. Single hood,...

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3/1/12 Chapter 7 1/2 www2.fiu.edu/Agirardc/3120ch7.13.htm Chapter 7. Singlehood, Pairing, Cohabitation, Part 1. I. Perspective: Black Male Shortage: single men per 100 single women: whites 25-29, 136; Latinos 141; vs. blackV 98 ; whites 30-34, 133; Latinos 125; vs. blackV 134; age 40-44, blackV 65! By law supply & demand, nonblack women can be more selective; shortage eligible black males; result: % married blacks decline from 64(¶71) to 43(¶95) 1. worse for educated blacks: ratio men/women is 1/2; divorced over 35: 1/38 ! 2. not only gender ratio: hi unemploy, early death, homicide rate, drugs, prison II Choosing Partners 1. halo effect: assume good-looking have>desirable social charact than unattrac 2. attractive companion increase status: for unattract man, not for unattrac fem 3. attractiveness: men care about more than women 4. bargaining pts for econ indep fem: want>affective,companionable resources a. still weaker than men today: in 1998 make 74% of what men made 5 double stand w/ age:
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