W5 SOC 357H
Missed first half
Order of life course changed now [study, get a job, get married, and then have
To get married: suppose to have your own place/ so need financial resources.
And to have kids you should be married (expect Quebec)
80’s and 90’s were hard time [markets poor for young people/ so this messes
up everything else – change expected life course to adopt to circumstances]
Todays’ also hard to get into the job market… so people go back to school
The role of education: it’s getting longer, more accessible to everyone, so
people put off getting a job and getting married
So the ideal order is not very practical anymore
On average people do finish school, and then get work, and then get married. The
people’s age doing it in this order was getting older and older.
Before, women would have lower education, because it would not be of good use to
them, so get married and have children. Older daughter were also stuck at home to
help with the work, so they went to school only later.
Only later, the life course of the men and the women started to merge/ also now the
idea that you are not ready to get married/ but people are still trying to follow the
ideal pathway for life.
Standardization of th