Sociology of the Family Final

  1. Divorce
    Legal termination of a marriage.
  2. Remarriage
    Marriage by anyone who has been previously married.
  3. Marriage Squeeze
    Excess of women at the most marriage-able age.
  4. Commuter Marriage
    A marriage in which spouses live apart because their jobs require that they live in different locations.
  5. Transnational Motherhood
    Mothers live and work in one nation, while their children live in another nation.
  6. Relationship between divorce and income
    There is an inverse relationship between divorce and income. The lower the income, the higher the probability of divorce.
  7. "His" Divorce
    Improved standard of living, increased personal freedom, personal isolation from his children.
  8. "Her" Divorce
    Personal isolation, decreased standard of living, lower sources of income.
  9. Characteristics of a Child of Divorce
    • Boys show more aggression, greater need for attention, lower achievers in school, alcohol and drug problems.
    • Girls have less socially visible affects.
  10. Complex Step Families
    Both adults have children from a previous marriage living in the household.
  11. Reasons why the older a woman is at time of divorce, the lower her chances of remarriage.
    The size pool of potential spouses for women is relatively small. Reasons: shorter life expectancy, the propensity for men to remarry younger women, attractiveness and age is an inverse relationship.
  12. Distribution of marital property in no-fault divorces
    The courts assume that, at the time of the divorce, husbands and wives are equal. This assumption ignores the economic inequalities created during marriage and do not compensate wives for years of domestic work.
  13. Type of household that has increased the most since 1960
    People living alone
  14. Couples or Families divided by time and space
    Global changes in labor force participation are forcing family members to seek employment in market economies across the world.
  15. Reason behind the domestic partner movement
    The effort to allow homosexuals to register as married; official recognition of gay partners provide them the legal and economic benefits of marriage.
  16. How gay families have broadened the family definition
    By including domestic partnerships and friendships.
  17. Structural reasons behind all alternative living arrangements.
    Social, economic, and demographic changes
  18. Conservative Definition of Family
    1 man + 1 woman + children, orgained by God, building block of society, nuclear, 7%
  19. Conservative Views of How the Family Has Changed
    Cultural decline and Decayed
  20. Progressive Definition of Family
    Socially constructed, any adults in a loving relationship may start a family.
  21. Progressive Views of How the Family Has Changed
    Social and economic forces
  22. Conservative Definition of Marriage
    Only 1 man + 1 woman
  23. Progressive Definition of Marriage
    Diverse forms due to less reliance on religious aspects, they support families in an equal way and see that it benefits society.
  24. Conservative View of Working Women
    Women are supposed to be domestic home makers, and not selfish workers.
  25. Progressive View of Working Women
    Feminism and the economic situation forces women to go outside the home to work.
  26. Conservative Response/Explanation to Trends
    Appalled --> breakdown of society/family
  27. Progressive Response/Explanation of Trends
    Industrialized society, poverty = biggest problem. Right to choose, divorce, sex ed, free condoms.
  28. Conservative View of Government Policies
    Oppose Roe v. Wade, no fauly divorce, sex ed, child care subs, and welfare spending.
  29. Conservative Cause of Change
    Shift in values
  30. Progressive Cause of Change
    Economic and social changes
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Sociology of the Family Final
Sociology of the Family Final