Week 7 spring 2012 UPDATED

Week 7 spring 2012 UPDATED - Week 7 lecture notes Work and...

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Week 7 lecture notes Work and Family in the Post-Nuclear Era A. Changing circumstances and the household division of labor The nuclear family bargain of “men do work, women do family” has broken down since the 1970s. Women are now performing a big part of the breadwinner role, and men are doing more of the homemaker role than they used to, but not half. 1. Time with children? Men now do three times more childcare that they used to do. Married dads spend 6.5 hours a week which is much higher than the 2.5 hours a week in 1965. 2. Housework? Men have doubled the time they spend in this, from doing 15% of it to doing 30% of it. B. Individual Solutions to work-family demands. It's mostly women who do these. 1. Reducing paid work. Sequencing or working part time, which takes you off the career track. 2. Cutting back on housework. Lots of “dancing with dustbunnies.” 3. Outsourcing means purchasing services like meals, childcare, cleaning, and birthday parties. 4. Sacrificing families. Women in demanding professions are less likely to have kids.
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course SOCI SYO3100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '12 term at Florida State College.

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