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Home Notes (4-17, 188-192) 9/5 Introduction College students believe American families are having trouble but not their own “Traditionalists” view childrearing as the main purpose of marriage Against single parents “Modernists” place high importance on personal rewards families give to parents Advocate adjusting Difficult to divide Americans into either group many of us believe in both  Marriage and Individualism  Acceptable today? Sex before marriage  Childbearing before marriage Acceptable to divorce Acceptable to live single life-long Women depend less economically on men  less marriages Individualism = a style of life in which individuals pursue their own interests and place  great importance on developing a personally rewarding life Utilitarian  Individualism = a style of life that emphasizes self-reliance and personal  achievement, especially in one’s work life Get to the top of the corporate ladder  Expressive Individualism = a style of life that emphasizes developing one’s feelings  and emotional satisfaction Connect with romantic partner Autonomy of self  liberty cannot be attained unless individuals can be themselves  Component of liberty  Individuals value independence higher than marriage   People are putting off getting married
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Careers Higher degrees Living with partner longer Children without marriage Marriage’s symbolic value ^ and practical significance v Marry to show success in personal life Individualist approach to marriage  Must make choices  What Is a Family? Proper family  married couple living with their biological children Western nations = the countries of Western Europe and non-European, English- speaking countries: the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand  Small, household-based families of parents and children with monogamy Monogamy = marriage system in which people are allowed only one spouse Polygamy=  a marriage system in which men or women (or both) are allowed to have  more than one spouse at a time Public responsibilities Taking care of children, chronically ill, frail elderly Private pleasures Emotional satisfaction, intimacy, love, personal fulfillment THE PUBLIC FAMILY Externalities = benefits or costs that increase to others when an individual or business  produces something  Negative = the cost imposed on other individuals or businesses when an individual or  business produces something of value to itself Releasing toxins through factories smokestacks harms everyone else by polluting air but  helps factory Positive = benefits received by others when an individual or business produces  something, but for which the producer is not fully compensated 
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1. Companies using expensive training programs but workers join other 
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course NUTR SCI 132 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '09 term at Wisconsin.

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