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Department
Sociology
Course
Sociology 2235
Professor
Helene Cummins
Semester
Winter

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Tuesday, January 28 Midterm #2  Repro & Genetic Tech Chapters 7, 4, 5, 11, 8, 9, Adolescence & Fam (2 Hours – Auditorium) Midlife/Aging Families Leaving Home – semi-autonomous living “Home staying” “intergenerational home residence” Timing, Family Background Premature Home Leaving Nature Co-Residence Why Come Back/Boomerangers? “Hyper-investment in adulthood” Empty Nest – Fact/Fiction? Parental Appraisal Midlife Crisis – How to Spot it Menopause Midlife Issues & Aging Families • Child Launching: mid-life development phase launching the children away from home, process of separation, possibility of total rejection from parents, parents attempt to maintain relationships, continually being financially dependent upon parents, still dependent on household resources o Parents have deeper emotional connection with their adult children o Involvement in the child’s life in a non-normative way • Semi-Autonomous Living Arrangement: living separate from parents while still maintaining an individual routine of which are separate (college, work, connected by the dependency of emotional, financial and resourceful ties) • Home Leaving: multi-dimensional behavior containing both physical and non-physical dimensions  becoming autonomous ­ Home Staying: living in home past 20’s (males accessing home the longest – no post-secondary education/work) ­ Intergenerational Home Residence: (Moving on in time) living in home at ages of 30-40; school and occupation is variable to the situation - Good amount of youth do leave home mostly or school reasons. Due to recession and financial reasons most people attend post secondary in the closest proximity to home. - Youth may leave home for independence, employment a partnership, conflict in time home and other reasons. - Females tend to leave home earlier, they are more independent (this is seen globally in industrialized countries) women tend to marry earlier then males and are more likely to begin a family earlier - Young women leave home earlier then men because there is more parental supervision of females - Parents for all different reasons, such as issues of safety, mention and regard young women more - Women still have better domestic skills facilitates independent living later (nurturing dependence OR independence) Why Leave Earlier? ­ Step family home (more likely to exit out sooner because of reasons of conflict) ­ More likely to leave home later if your own parents left home later ­ Adult children who get along well with parents are more likely to stay home longer ­ Having supportive parental relations suggests a likelihood to stay home longer as well if there are lots of financial resources (the “cushy” lifestyle) ­ Typically, having more siblings promotes earlier exit (usually crowd issues) ­ SES – Socioeconomic status: if parents are more highly educated they can purchase privacy and independence for you – reduces the probability of leaving home later o Effects of SES are overall not that influential o Type of dwelling parents live in: size, comfort, space, accommodations ­ Customary, for newly married couple to live with the males parents: conserves money for buying a home upon the time they can afford one (avoids mortgage) ­ Employed youth, or youth with greater financial resources tend to leave home earlier o If youth are looking for work, they tend to stay home longer o Geography: Newfoundland/Labrador/Ontario youths are living with their parents longer (Youth living in larger cities tend to live in the parental home longer: Vancouver, Toronto) o Geography: Saskatchewan/Alberta youths are leaving the home earlier – (Quebec is the cheapest province to live in) Premature Home Leaving ­ Leaving home under the age of 18 (escaping instability) and must avoid a host of negative repercussions ­ Higher risk for poverty, prosti
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