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Week 7 - SOC 112

by: Kara Brzostowski

Week 7 - SOC 112 SOC 112

Kara Brzostowski
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American Family
Jennifer Woodruff

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Week 7 of lecture.
American Family
Jennifer Woodruff
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kara Brzostowski on Tuesday November 10, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 112 at Illinois State University taught by Jennifer Woodruff in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see American Family in Sociology at Illinois State University.


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Date Created: 11/10/15
Economic Transition Hunting and Gathering 0 High fertility and high mortality 0 Low population growth 0 Migrants and wanderers 0 Movement in search of food 0 30000 50000 yea rs ago Agricultural Revolution 0 8000 BC 0 Agricultural production began 0 Slow population growth 0 Started formation of towns and cities leading to permanence Industrial Revolution 0 Led to a population explosion at approximately 1750 Reached a carrying capacity within agriculture Quality of life improves leading to a greater life expectancy Economy became capitalistic rather than bartering This led to the establishment of factories schools banks insurance companies doctors government care homes for sick elderly and mentally ill and vocational schools Informational Age Carrying Capacity the number of people that can be supported by the area through physical resources and the way people use these resources 0 Running out of things to hunt created a need for the agricultural revolution The American Family in 1900 Families had an average of 34 children 1 in 7 homes had a bathtub 1 in 13 homes had a telephone A dozen eggs were 14 35 of the American population was in the Midwest Average worker made 970 per week 74 of America ran on coal for power There were 76 million Americans 0 O O O The American Family Today Average 2 children family 23 of the American population was in the Midwest Average workers makes 739 per week Marriage in 1900 Men married on average of 26 years of age Women at 22 years of age 55750 divorces granted Marriage Today 28 years old for men 27 years old for women Approximately 1 in 2 marriages end in divorce Life Expectancy in 1900 Life expectancy was low 0 487 for white women 0 335 for nonwhite women 0 466 for white men 0 325 for nonwhite men Life Expectancy Today 81 for white women 76 for white men 77 for AfricanAmerican women 70 for AfricanAmerican men Today s Poverty Rate 16 Poverty Threshold a family of four earning 23550 or less Poverty in the United States 50 million Americans in poverty 47 million of them on welfare 1 in 5 children in poverty 16 of United States population in poverty 17 million living on less then 2 per day National Unemployment Rate 51 as of September 2015 Illinois is 6 Largest group without health insurance are Hispanics


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