The myths of social mobility are things we have all heard before, initiative gets you in the door,
hard works pays off, and pull yourself up by your bootstrap
The presence of multinationals can make social inequality even greater in poor countries
by taking advantage of the semiperipheral
Marriage: A legally and socially recognized relationship that includes sexual, economic, and social rights
and responsibilities for partners.
Marital Decline Perspective: The view that the institution of marriage is increasingly being threatene
Crude Divorce Rate: The number of divorces per 1k people in the population.
Refined Divorce Rate: A measure of divorce based on the number of divorces that occur out of every 1k
Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce: A patte
Crisis: A critical change of events that disrupts the functioning of a persons life.
Family Stress: Tensions that test a familys emotional resources.
Acute Stress: Short-term stress.
Chronic Stress: Long-term stress.
General Adaptation Syndrom
Family Allowance (or Child Allowance): A cash benefit to families provided by the government to help
offset the costs of raising children.
Socialization: Lifelong process by which we acquire the cultural values and skills needed to function as
Living Wage: Wages that are above federal or state minimum wage levels, usually ranging from 100 to
130 percent of the poverty line.
Nonstandard Work Schedules: Job schedules that are part-time, subcontracted, temporary in nature,
occur at nig
Baby Boom Generation: People born in the years after World War II through the early 1960s.
Life Expectancy: The amount of time (in years) a person can expect to live from birth.
Centenarian: A person who lives to be at least 100 years old.
Repartnering: The act of entering into a relationship after a divorce, which may lead to cohabitation or
Double Standard of Aging: The view that womens attractiveness and femininity decline with age, but
mens attractiveness and mascu