SOC214H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Media Culture, Industrial Revolution, Motherhood Penalty

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Readings about parenthood will not be on the test next week ( the two parenthood readings: marriage a. % of women/men married & never married & [in a union]: 66% [73%] 37. 3% [57. 3%] 23. 2% 37. 6% 35-39 yrs. 4(cid:882)% and men(cid:495)s rose slightly the year after divorce. Poverty rates for women went from 16% to 43%; they barely changed for men. Less difference over time: women(cid:495)s economic stability drops during the 1st year post divorce, afterwards, they may get remarried or get a job, increases in long-term support payments to women unable to support themselves. Judges would provide money to women who could not sustain themselves post divorce: there is still a gender inequality in the labour market ( gender gap, marriage today, carla hackstaff, marriage in a culture of divorce: For richer for poorer, another book not in the notes: about people getting divorced.

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