Domestic partnerships are the cohabiting relationship between intimate partners not married to each other. R&C Ch 8 (Pg. 212-242)How has the gender composition of the workforce changed in the past 200 years?-Early 1800s: 5% of women worked outside home. 1900: 30% were employed factory workers. During war, while men were away, women had to work. Men returned, women had to make room for men in labor force. 1960s: divorce rates increased, women entered labor force to support themselves. Has been
increasing ever since.**What does “sex segregation” mean? How are jobs sex segregated? What are the consequences?-Sex segregation refers to the degree to which men and women are concentrated in occupations in which workers of one sex predominate.-Jobs are sex segregated by -The consequences are limiting employment opportunities, tokenism, intense pressure, etc.**What is the wage gap? How can race and gender determine salary?How can we explain the wage gap?-The wage gap is -Race, Gender, Salary:-Explaining the wage gap:**What demographic is most likely to be poor? On welfare?-Single Mothers are most likely to be poor.-*Are those welfare working? Why or why not? What are the consequences?---**How do people on welfare spend their money?**What are some recent welfare reforms and what are the consequences?--
R&C Ch 9 (Pg. 255-280)**Who commits crime? What types of crime? Why?-Young men commit crime.--Why has feminism been blamed for increasing the number of crimes committed by women? What are some critiques of this theory?-Feminism has been blamed because as women feel more liberated physically, emotionally, legally, less under men’s power, they tend to take out their anger. Also, as women get more involved in the labor force, they have more opportunity to commit crime (white and blue collar.)What effects have mandatory arrest laws had on women?Mandatory arrest laws have made it so that women can be also arrested for assaulting an intimate partner during a domestic violence dispute, even if acting in self-defense.What are some barriers female police officers face?Female police officers may face being seen as physically and psychologically weaker, manipulative, not trustworthy, needing special treatment, etc.How is sentencing related to traditional gender norms?Women are less likely to receive prison time than men for their crimes. Often because the court didn’t take the crimes committee by women as seriously as those committed by men.