Marriage education – involves classes and workshops based on the premise that marital success is rooted in couple dynamics and individual skills, communication skills, how to fight correctly page 310. If individuals didn’t push the marriage movement they wouldn’t use the money for this. Lack of transparency in what this is being used for. Why hasn’t marriage promotion reduced poverty? o Authors say the money isn’t used for marriage promotion o Education is toward individual, not applicable to their daily lives o People doing these marriage education aren’t doing this for poverty reduction. Pg. 324 Promoting Marriage among single mothers: An ineffective weapon in the war on poverty?
o Says free day care o Universal day care o Make Unit 2 Review Essay question on gender work and family - 3 paragraphs Notes from Moodle and class 40 points 10 short answer questions – 60 points o 1 - 6 relate to chapters we discuss in class. Write 3-5 sentences or 2 questions write 1-3 sentences. o Letter g is relating to what you learned in the readings to evidence in the presentations Final Exam 10:30am class: Dec 8 th , 7:30am to 9:30am 1. Essay Question on Gender, Work, and Family (3 paragraphs) a. 40 points b. Class constructed notes posted on Moodle c. Readings: i. Chapter 14 – Life in a Dual- Earner Couple before, during, and after the Great Recession - p. 198 to 213: Theme: Dual-Earner Couples are the Norm Before the Great Recession, married couples who were more likely to be dual earners were those in which the wives had postgraduate education, the wives were better educated than their husbands, and both spouses were black. Historically have had one primary breadwinner (the husband), although between 1970 & 2001, more wives have become the primary contributor to the total household income earning 55% of their husbands’ income. In the early Great Recession, men were disproportionately among the ranks of the unemployed. The wives percentage contribution to the total household income increased 5% from 2006 to 2011. Women increased their share of household income and hours worked. Little evidence The Great Recession created dual-earner families. The household’s in which women increased their contribution to household income the most were NOT the households of men who got hit hardest by recession. There is some evidence that the Great Recession is having an effect on career prioritization. Men and women still prioritize the man’s career more – in most couples. Even if the woman makes more money. But, this is changing such that more men are relocating for their wife’s career or rather than choosing between one partner’s career and the other, some couples turn to commuter marriages.
Most married individuals reported equal willingness to relocate in support of either spouse’s employment or reported greater willingness to relocate in support of the wife’s employment.
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