Difficulties during the GOLDEN 1950s Equality in Marriage now Not fun to be

Difficulties during the golden 1950s equality in

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Difficulties during the “GOLDEN” 1950’s Equality in Marriage now Not fun to be either husband or wife PTSD many men suffered from war Men felt burden of being sole BREADWINNER Women viewed secondary to men Domestic violence increased, so did child abuse seen as acceptable IN WOMEN: Depression at an ALL TIME HIGH Even though they reported being happy, they wanted something different for daughters CURRENT: MODERN FAMILY Higher age of marriage First Marriage age , 25 - Women ........ 27 - Men more cohabitation Women in workforce & higher education Tuesday, Jan 24 2012 Since 1900 have been on a steady increase in age of women married; men same as 1900. o Both age group dropped in 1950 and now is rising. -- So we have a closer marriage age today to the 1900’s than we do to the 1950s 1950’s WAS ODD IN HISTORY o Men dropped significantly from 1900 to 1950- causes may be WWI, and ppl were able to obtain independence and income at younger age so they are able to support a family at a younger age o After 1950 (60’s - 70s) women had birth control, societal changes, can leave home and earn own living. Also more ppl entering college and delay marriage Delay in marriage led to increase in ages that have never been married. In other words-- at every age, a higher proportion have never been married. Longer life expectancy delays marriage Marriage ages higher in the northeast · 68% of children born into married family and 32% unmarried parents with children
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· 34% of teen girls get pregnant at least once before 20 o 80% of teen pregnancies are unintended - WOW! o 79% to unmarried teens · US teens have higher rates of pregnancy and abortion than other countries Teen Pregnancy is the Highest in Russia. America is 2nd. - russians be cray · The number of teens births are the same as 1950 but rate is lower bc there were less Teens in 1950s o Teen marriage rate is down o Premarital sex more acceptable o Larger window of time to get pregnant outside marriage o Stigma of unwed parenthood is disappearing · Women less likely to marry after pregnancy or give kid up for adoption o More intentional, women more likely to plan children outside marriage Sample selection o Population- individuals in a group that share particular interest Often impossible to find and survey all individuals in the group o Sample- a group of individuals that represent the entire population o Can we generalize findings to entire pop? Yes if using probability - SO USE PROBABILITY TO GENERALIZE FINDINGS No if using nonprobability/ convenience sample with human studies, most are nonprobability Methods - Surveys Used to systematically collect info; Predetermined questions Questionnaires and interviews Face to face, telephone Focus groups -often used to explore issues before launching a larger research project Clinical research Focuses on individual or small groups that want help from mental health professions Case studies Obtained from few people
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