“In the 1970’s, woman entered the work force,” according to David’s article. This new era then began to transition the way marriage was viewed. People began to see that maybe they had married the wrong individual and set out to seek divorce. Divorce changed from rare to a routine. During the 1970’s, divorce rates had double (and the number of divorces tripled from 400,000 in 1962 to 1.2 million in 1981) (Ministries).
b) Explain how the UKs population structure has changed since 1900 as a result of social changes. (15) The main factors that have contributed to a significant population change since the 1900s are family size, migration and improvements in health care. However they can be split up into internal and external issues, as many factors are on a global scale. The family size has decreased significantly over the past 100 years, as many women had 3.25 babies during their reproductive years however this fell later in the 20th century to 2.03 children nowadays the average family has only 1 child or no child at all. During the early 20th century the suffragette movement passed, meaning equal rights for women led to changes, allowing more freedom to the opposite sex.
These changes in fertility shows that more women are remaining childless than in the past and women are postponing having children, older women may be less fertile and have fewer fertile years remaining, so they produce fewer children. Sociologist have identified many reason for the decline in birth rate since 1900, these reasons involve a range of social, economic, cultural, legal, political and technological factors. Changes in the position of women also plays a role in the decline of birth rate, this is because there was a major change in the position of women during the 20th century. The change in position of women include legal equality with men, including the right to vote, increased educational opportunity this enabled girls to do better at school than boy. More women in paid employment, plus laws outlawing unequal pay and sex discrimination.
Morgan Johnson English Period 5 March 12, 2012 The American Dream is when you go to college, get a job, make money, get married and have kids. Marriage in America has changed a lot throughout the years. Marriage is the center point of family which is very common to have families in America. In the article “Is There Hope for American Marriage?” it talks about how affairs in America have become much more common among Americans in recent years. In the article “The Truth about Marriage in America” states that people think twice about getting married after they already having kids, divorce is always a pain.
Because being a teacher was to be with children and teach them what was right and wrong, just like mothers. In this period, men didn’t think for one second to be a maid, nurse or teacher, because they were meant for women to do and they were too manly for those jobs. Before the war employers didn’t hire women because they believed they were jobs assigned for men (nps.gov). Most women gave up work when they married, though some women kept working after marriage because they couldn't afford to give up their jobs. Working after marriage was generally something done mainly by poor women.
` In the article, Generation Debt by Anya Kamenetz, it talks about how the recent twenty years, the cost of college has risen dramatically. A lot of the young Americans are stuck with small jobs with low wages, high student loans, and taxes. Most of these young Americans have large debts because of this. People started trying to find new jobs hoping it would work out better for them. Since these young adults have no money they put off getting married and starting families.
Although, the struggle to balance traditional culture with the modern privileges is apparent. Traditionally Greek and Roman women are suppose to uphold the duty of having and raising children, but with newfound career paths many women are having difficult obtaining both. "As a result of this dilemma, in Greece there has been a rise in abortions by working women who are afraid that pregnancy may result in the loss of their job. Indeed, many employers ask prospective female employees if they are married"(2). This fact has caused family sizes to shrink over the years giving Greece one of the lowest birthrates in Europe, and among the top five countries with the lowest birthrates in the world.
Savannah Albanese Mr. Muro POS 2112 01M April 28. 2013 Research Paper: Gender Equity Nowadays, nearly fifty-percent of all marriages in the United States ended in a divorce. In most situations, if there are children involved, the mother is automatically the primary caregiver simply because she is the mother. Fathers are often given little time with their child and limited rights to them. A lot of the time this is simply because he is the father and not the mother.
“The Problem that Has No Name” 1) Betty Friedan claims that women in the 1950’s and 1960’swere becoming increasingly unhappy because life started to become boring, draining, and repetitive for the 1950 or 1960 housewife as they never really had anything to look forward to in this stage of their life. Friedan explains that these housewives felt like their entire goal in life was to get married, have children, do chores, and cook for your family rather than continue with a career or having more to look forward to on their daily routine. This generations house wives were beginning to realize how much more was out their besides what they were doing on a daily basis as far as looking after their family and that most of these housewives always
History of the American Family At the birth of our nation, American families were built on social customs and ideas that in our age may seem unethical. Couples entered into contractual marriages of convenience, and wives were considered property rather than an equal. Colonial marriages were more like business deals, with men choosing mates that were strong, obedient, could bear many children, and of course, some chose ones with dowries or annual income. Mortality rate was high in women and children, 30 percent of children died before the age of 16. Childbirth was the leading cause of death in women, which left husbands for caring for young children and they would quickly remarry.