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SOC314 Feb. 7th Gillian Ranson Ranson Reading

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thSOC314 February 7 Readings Gillian Ranson 2009 1998 Education work and family decision making Pp 277 289 in Fox textBecoming a parent has a larger impact on women because motherhood is much more difficult to synchronize with paid work than is the case with fatherhoodEducated women delay childbearingWomen with education and nursing degrees women occupations are much more likely to have children than are women with degrees in business and engineering men occupationsLiterature ReviewImportance of meeting education and career goals before starting a familyAssumption that women are more likely than men to value family over paid employment consequences for their employment choicesTheoretical FrameworkMust consider gender socialization in the fact that women in traditional female occupations have children sooner than women in nontraditional occupations st 1 proposition link between occupation and fertility nd 2 proposition organization of the work she does will materially influence her family decision makingData and MethodsUniversity educated women only 31 were raising children of these 68 were education graduatesFindingsWomen educated middle class and had access to effective contraceptionSemiplanned pregnancies were experienced by women who were clearly intending to have children in the near future and for whom the pregnancy was
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