Week 11 2012 - Week 11 (first set of notes for final exam)...

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Week 11 (first set of notes for final exam) I. The 1950s family A. Three ways it differed from historical trends Marriage was earlier Birthrates were higher Divorce rates were lower B. Explanations for why the 1950s were “weird.” Demand for workers in the era was high (because of the sustained post-war economic boom) and the supply was low. So they could afford to marry young and have between 3-4 children. The favorable economic situation also led to less conflict between spouses and thus a smaller rise in divorces. C. Reasons for spikes (temporary rises) in divorce rates? Wars ending. II. The Sexual Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s A. Premarital changes beginning around 1965. 1. Attitudes about premarital sex liberalized. Whereas about 80% used to believe it was always wrong, now 40% do. Most young people believe in tolerance and entitlement. 2. Behaviors changed. Women far less likely to marry as virgins. Men are far less likely to visit prostitutes.
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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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