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Sociology 415 J. Glick Last Class
What did we learn from the debates?
Social policy in the United States
often involves specific definitions of the family and rights and responsibilities of family m
Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Studying the Family
Sociology 415: The Family Professor Jennifer Glick
Debates over Family Change and Family Policy
Debates over family change and family policy start with the underlying assumptions about what
The Family in the Twentieth Century
Improves likelihood that a child would survive infancy. Lowers the likelihood of widowhood. Increases ability to live in a nuclear family but to know more extended family members.
TechnologicalChanges Lossofskilledandsemiskilledjobstodeveloping countries Nonstandar
Sociology 415: Prof. J. Glick
Changes in Parenthood
and childbearing are less linked:
Single Parent Families come in different flavors
The Rise in Non-Marital Childbearing
Non-marital birth rate =
The Rise in Non-Ma
Why has wom ns LFP rise in the20th ce e n ntury?
r rtility m ans wom n spe le of the adulthood with sm e e nd ss ir all 1.Lowe fe de nde childre pe nt n asing e ducation m ans it costs m to e e ore ducatea child (wom ns e 2.I ncre e arnings ne de AND it c
Sociology 415 Jennifer Glick
Understanding the well-being of the older population.
population ages as fertility declines. As acute disease decreases, children survive infancy and grow into adulthood. The size of the elderl
Divorce and New Families
Marriage in the United States is different from other Western countries
Americans marry and cohabit earlier
than in European countries More Americans marry at some point than most other developed countries American marriages and