HDF 304 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: United States Census Bureau, Gender Role

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The$Ethics$and$Politics$of$Family$Research:$
Political$issues$can$affect$both$research$agendas$and$reporting$procedures$
o Grant$funding$targeted$toward$specific$diseases$
o Criticism$from$Congress$on$use$of$funds$(The$Wastebook)$
Reason$to$study$this$research:$1.$They$are$curious$whether$it$may$be$about$relationships$and$how$
it$works$
o It$benefits$society$when$we$find$out$things$through$research$
$$
What$is$Family?$
From$the$US$Census$Bureau$
o A$Family$is$
A$group$of$related$people$living$together$
o A$Household$is$$
The$person(s)$who$live$in$a$housing$unit$
$$
Sociological$Perspective$
"The$family$deals$with$reproduction.$The$family$also$deals$with$the$care$and$support$for$children$
and$adults."$
$$
Historical$Perspectives$
Love$as$a$requirement$for$marriage$is$a$more$recent$development$
o Still$not$necessary$in$arranged$marriages$
o Pre-industrial$families$-$love$and$commitment$not$related$
Role$of$children$has$changed$
o Pre-industrial$children$were$producers$
o Transformation$to$economic$dependents$(used$to$be$used$for$making$of$money$and$now$
they$are$financial$burdens)$
Children$now$play$more$than$work$
o Rates$of$childbirth$have$decreased$with$this$change$
Function$of$Family$has$changed$
o Shift$from$public$to$private$
o No$longer$the$same$contract$for$production$as$part$of$society$(the$way$families$function$
around$work):$you$would$be$in$the$career$that$was$the$same$your$family$was$in$
Gender$Roles$
o Changed$multiple$times$
o Women$historically$worked$outside$the$home$
Often$in$"female"$roles$
o 1950's$was$a$reversal$and$more$extreme$version$of$female$gender$roles$
$$
Millennials$are$the$worst$
In$REAL$life$you$don’t$get$a$trophy$for$losing.$
You$don’t$get$a$trophy$for$not$getting$your$work$done.$You$don’t$get$a$trophy$when$you$don’t$feel$
like$finishing$something.$
And$you$certainly$don’t$get$a$trophy$when$you$quit.$
$$
Every$Generation$is$the$Worst$
Corrupted$the$Morals$of$Many$a$Promising$Youth$
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