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CDFS-3320 Week 6 Ch.7

by: Enrique Pantoja

CDFS-3320 Week 6 Ch.7 CDFS-3320

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Lamanna, M.A. & Reidmann, A. (2012). Marriages and families: Making choices in a diverse society (11th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Professor Samantha Weir
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Enrique Pantoja on Monday February 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CDFS-3320 at Middle Tennessee State University taught by Samantha Weir in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 24 views. For similar materials see Family Relations in Child and Family Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Date Created: 02/29/16
February 25, 2016 Absent for 25 minutes Baby Activity I. How Children Affect Couple Happiness A. Evidence shows that children, especially young ones, stabilize marriage II. Choosing to be Childfree A. Voluntary childlessness is about 7% of American women B. Ellen’s “Why I don’t have kids” III. The Lives of the Childfree A. The voluntarily childless have more education and are more likely to have managerial or professional employment and higher incomes B. More urban, less traditional in gender roles, less likely to have a religious affiliation IV. Having Children: Options and Circumstances A. Age of first birth has increased B. Birthrates have declined for women in their teens and in their thirties C. Birthrate for women in the forties has continued to increase drastically V. Late Parenthood A. Consequences: combining employment and parenting unseen VI. Child Spacing A. The optimal spacing is a minimum of three years B. Important to have an awareness of the trade-offs VII. Having Only One Child A. The number of families having only one child is increasing B. 19 to 20% of American families 1. Advantages a. Families can afford to do more things together b. Have more money saved c. More time together 2. Disadvantages a. As adults, they have no help in caring for aging parents b. Only one chance to prove themselves as good parents ( one child may die or become injured ) c. Lack of opportunity to experience sibling relationships VIII. Siblings A. Siblings can provide companionship to each other throughout their lives IX. Nonmarital Births A. About 40% of births are to non-married women B. 40% of nonmarital births are to heterosexual cohabitating women C. Adolescents: Prospects for the children result in lower educational performance X. Multi-partnered Fertility A. Most common in nonmartial families XI. Preventing Pregnancy A. Most women rely on the pill. XII. Abortion A. 40% of American women have had an induced abortion at some time B. 74% of women said a child would interfere with the woman’s education, work or independence C. 73% said they wouldn’t be able to afford the baby at the time In 1973, abortion was legalized by the Supreme Court throughout the U.S. XIII. Involuntary Infertility A. About 11% of women and 6% of married women between 15 and 44 are infertile. B. Assisted reproductive technology C. 1/3 of ART procedures result in a live birth XIV. Adoption A. 1.1 million children with at least one adoptive parent in U.S. households – about 2 % of all children B. 40% of adopted children are of a different race, culture or ethnicity than both of their adoptive parents. Successful for most C. Together with certain racial/ethnic minorities, children who are no longer infants and children with disabilities make up the large majority of youngsters now handled by adoption agencies D. Attachment Theory – attachment disorder XV. International Adoption A. About 18,000 adoptions in 2004 were of children from outside the country. REVIEW: When parents are interviewed, they report a variety of emotional satisfaction from having children. Which of the following is NOT one of these? Studies comparing marriages with and without children consistently report marital happiness to be higher in D: child-free unions Which United States Suprmee Court decision legalized abortion? B: Rox vs. Wade Children who have experienced disrupted or dissolved adoption events might suffer from what is called ______ disorder C: Attachment disorder Assignment Due March 24 : Interview a Family Member


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