FamilyRelationshipsExam1Review - 1 HDF 304 Exam 1 Review Definition of the Family According to the US Census Bureau Group of related people living

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1 HDF 304 Exam 1 Review § Definition of the Family - According to the US Census Bureau: Group of related people living together - Household: group of people living together in a house unit (unrelated) - sociological perspective(abstract definition): family deals with reproduction and care and support for children and adults § How has the family changed over the years? o Reasons for marriage - marrying for love is a new, modern idea - arranged marriages political intrigues (ex: bring together powerful families, unite kingdoms, settle old debts) economical arrangements/exchanges (father sold daughter in many ways, daughter came with a dowry) -lower class families- for survival (both adults have to work to make a living) (Pre-industrial): to have children (for workers) Transformative: Children now play more than work o Functions of family (The Think book lists 7 things under Functions of Family. Do you guys think this is relevant? A: think book is irrelevant to all exams) - public to private families use to run businesses together, farms, etc. now typically families work independently of each other no longer the same contract for production as part of society - children of middle/upper class of the US didn’t work at all recent evidence shows that children are performing fewer and fewer chores more economic dependent: children play more than work rates of childbirth have decreased with this change o Gender Roles within the family - changed multiple times - women historically work outside the house often in “female” roles - power change can be witnessed in dating, particularly after the invention of the automobile - Great Depression men and women took jobs in various areas laws favored men working: 1932 - law that only one spouse could work (men earned more money) "Rosie the Riveter" Campaign: Women praised for working outside the home in traditionally male- dominated positions - WWII
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2 major shift in roles of women women actively pursued to work outside their homes such as factories, etc. - 1950’s reversal version of female gender roles family consisted of male money maker, female homemaker guys could get homes so ownership goes up females stay at home, females exit workplace at a very rapid rate stay at home and raise children expectations of women: Based on the “Good wife’s guide” have dinner ready for his return from work - shows that you have been thinking about him or thinking about his needs cook for him, entertain him what he has to say is more important if he comes home late, that is a minor issue compared to what he has to do at work make him comfortable, have drink ready for him recommended to tidy yourself up and look pretty § Know why the “Golden 1950’s” weren’t actually so golden many men suffered post-traumatic stress from war many men felt the burden of being sole breadwinner women were often viewed as secondary to men domestic violence against women was high, but often went unreported sometimes considered acceptable depression among women was at an all-time high
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