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HDF 212 Week 3 Notes

by: Samantha Schabel

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Notes from class on September 12 and September 14. There was a work sheet that was handed out to help take notes. We talked more about women in the workforce and stay at home moms.
Families in Cultural Perspective
Polly Pritchard
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Family Studies, HDF212, US Census, stay at home moms, Women in the workforce
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Date Created: 09/14/16
9/12 & 9/14 NOTES Page 1 HDF 212: Family in a Cultural Perspective *We got a worksheet to fill out as we went along with the notes, the words/phrases are in purple* Notes: ☆ In the past, when a wife entered the workforce, she had a greater risk of her marriage ending. ☆ Today, the couple’s risk of divorce is lower when a wife takes a job. ☆ Men who believe most firmly in traditional gender roles are now more likely to be divorced than less-conventional men. ☆ The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) shows that unmarried individuals actually provide more support for parents than their married counterparts. ☆ It is just as important to understand patterns of divorce and remarriage as it is to understand a person’s current marital status ☆ Remarriage rates have been falling over time… which can lead to an increase in the “currently divorced” statistics… even if the probability of divorce is falling ☆ Households are material sites with different ways of acquiring the necessities of life ☆ Class, race, and gender are socially constructed categories and this means we’ve “made up” the groups as a way to categorize people ☆ Family structure is a crucial determinate of well-being because more adults provide addition opportunities (for in home work and additional earnings) ☆ Education outweighs gender and race in predicting income equality, although race continues to contribute to unequal access to education ☆ Currently there is a disconnect between the demographic reality of the US and the population studied by family scientist ☆ Two models of social class help us understand families. They are a. Conventional (traditional) explanation: blame occupation and shared lifestyles for class differences b. Structural explanation: blame society’s opportunity structure for class differences ☆ Our social policies are based on process and transitions noted in the 1950s and 1960s (graduations, marriage, new home, job/child-bearing) ☆ CURRENTLY these processes & transitions are much more spread out and much less orderly ☆ An example of social polices not meeting changing needs is for foster children whose aid ends when they turn 18 ☆ Mothers in the workforce have been a focus for social researchers ☆ In the year 2006, 65% of mothers with preschool-aged children worked outside the home ☆ This data is compared to only 20% of mothers of preschool-aged children who worked outside the home in the year 1960 ☆ Of mothers of preschoolers who do NOT work outside the home, what it the primary reason? a. Because it cost to much 9/12 & 9/14 NOTES Page 2 HDF 212: Family in a Cultural Perspective Questions/Answers: 1. Question- what are some reasons families opperate differently? a. Culture b. Values/beliefs c. Religion d. Geolocation e. Economic status f. Ethnicity g. Education 2. Why do people have differences in income? a. Education b. Expenses/cost of living c. Job opportunities d. Time period/generational differences e. Gender f. Race g. LGBTQ+ and gender identification h. How you look Other notes: ☆ Family Structure: how many adults do you have bringing in income and/or working (this includes housework) o The better the ratio (adult:kid) the better off the family is  EX. 2:2 is good, 1:4 is bad ☆ An unwed mother who gets married then later is divorced end up worst economically versus an unwed mother who stays un-married and improves her earning powers ☆ African Americans are much less likely to remarry after a divorce (in comparison to whites) Socially  society working together Constructed  create ☆ Most people still rely on their parents for all kinds of support o Finicial o Emotional o Educational o We also depend on them to be our friend ☆ There are pros and cons for stay-at-home moms AND moms in the workforce KNOW THIS FOR THE EXAM: There is a HUGE jump (between 1960 and 2006) of mothers who work outside the home


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