Lecture 27 - Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 27:...

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1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 27: Exam Review Prof. Elwert Exam Format • Structure of the exam • Exact same structure as the first midterm ~1/2 multiple choice ~1/4 fill-in-the-blank ~1/4 two short essays • Read questions carefully • You’ll have plenty of time. Don ± t rush!
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2 Content Everything from Lecture 13 (and teen mother study in Lecture 12) Review all graphs and tables in lecture notes, know key points/conclusions • Know how attitudes toward fem lfp has changed (exact numbers not important) Pay attention to selection vs causation explanations • E.g., effects of teenage childbearing, married men’s wage premium, cohabitation and divorce, remarriage effects Major concepts include (some not in book) • E.g., remarriage, domestic violence, family wage system, family policy, second demographic transition etc. Topics You Asked About • Marriage market theory • Supply (possible mates) • Preferences (what you’re looking for) • Resources (what you’re bringing to the table) – Specialization model • Trading comparative advantages • Efficient (Becker) - but risky (Oppenheimer) • Older model (50s) – Independence model • Income pooling and bargaining • Increasingly dominant model (today)
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3 Topics You Asked About • Marriage Benefits • Marriage confers additional benefits not
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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 Wisconsin.

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Lecture 27 - Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 27:...

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