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SOC030 Lesson 8: Marriage

by: Katrina Iobst

SOC030 Lesson 8: Marriage SOC030

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Katrina Iobst
Penn State
Sociology of the Family
Dr. Silver

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Notes from Week 8 of Dr. Silver's Sociology of the Family. Topics include facts about marriage and divorce, the relation between age and risk of divorce, and the relation between age and marital ha...
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Date Created: 03/16/15
Lesson 8 Marriage Reading quotHow I Predict Divorcequot John Gottman studies couples ghting by measuring physical responses like hormone levels and heart rate and breathing 90 of heterosexuals in the US will marry More people are waiting to get married the median age of rst marriage is increasing 0 Why Reliable birth control fewer marriages due to baby Changes in cultural values it s okay to not be married Economy Other options go to college start career etc Divorce culture we live in a culture where divorce is extremely possiblecommon so we take longer to nd the quotright personquot 0 Women especially feel they need to solidify career in the event they get divorced so that they can support themselves Cohabitation is an option quotwhy get married when you can live together amp have sex anywayquot Age amp Risk of Divorce 0 Ages 1820 0 2 of men 4 of women 0 Ages 2025 0 11 of men 19 of women 0 Teen marriages typically 1819 have the highest risk of divorce 0 O O O O 0 Lots of maturity changes 18205 Low socioeconomic status and nancial struggles Less good at choosing partner don t consider future needsdon t know as many people Poor communication amp problem solving skills Risk of premartial pregnancy promotes drifting Lack of interest in school typically eitherschool or marriage Marrying at older ages after teen years lowers risk of divorce 0 O O 0 Better at choosing partner More chance for education amp built up income lower odds of nancial hardships leads to less stress in marriage Less willing to be single again Fewer alternative partners Financialsocial losses of divorce Age amp Marital Happiness Happiness lower in rst marriage over age 30 0 People set in their ways independence of single life probably want the other person to latch to them not the other way around 0 Fewer partners left to choose from quotgood onesquot already married 0 More likely to be quotperfectionistsquot with high expectations looking for perfect partner Lesson 85 Marriage Part 2 The Purposes of Marriage Historical Purposes of Marriage Gaining land or property oJoin families Economicpolitical alliance Survival 0 Family was unit of production is now unit of consumption Spouses less dependent Different worlds marriage is now not about survival but choice 0 Legitimate sex amp protect children Current Purposes of Marriage 1 Legitapproved sexual relation 2 Guarantee property amp support of kids amp wife 3 Ensuring responsible upbringing of children Laws Control Marriage 0 Who can marry o No incest and what de nes incest o Homosexual 0 When we can marry 0 Marriage license 0 Federal laws provide bene ts for marrieds 0 Tax breaks 0 Spouse gets to make decisions over family o If we can end the contract amp how 0 Annulmentdivorce procedures 0 Laws shape beliefs and beliefs shape laws both are socially constructed 0 Interracial marriage became legal 0 Divorce became legal amp easier to get 0 Same sex marriage legal in some states 0 Polygamy ruling in Utah okay to live as polygamists if you re only legally married to one person


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