Lecture 20 - 1 Soc 120 Marriage and the Family Lecture 20...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 20: Divorce II Prof. Elwert Review • Divorce I • History – Three periods – Trends & group differences • Explanations – Macro » No fault divorce legislation » Cultural change » Women’s employment » Opportunity effect » Income effect » Women in the workforce » Men’s employment 2 Preview • Divorce II • Explanations – Micro • Consequences for spouses – Men – Women Micro Explanations I • Young age at marriage • Strong risk factor • Cannot explain macro trends • Lack of homogamy • Weak but consistent risk factor • Parental divorce • Strong risk factor • Intergenerational transmission • Not simply by absence of second parent (vis-à- vis death) 3 Micro Explanations II • Cohabitation • Strong predictor of divorce – Likely pure selection, not causation – Cohabitors more likely to divorce regardless of cohabitation • But may actually decrease divorce (Elwert) – Trial marriage: worse ¡ matches...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 120 taught by Professor Elwert during the Fall '11 term at University of Wisconsin.

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