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Sociology of the Family Final Exam Study Guide

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University of Pittsburgh
Soc 0438 - Sociology of the Family
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SOC0438 1st Edition Final Exam Study Guide Sociology of the Family Final Exam Study Guide After speaking with the T A here are all the details that I could accumulate about the final exam The final exam will not be cumulative it will only cover things we covered in class after the second exam as well as the online fact sheets There are 17 fact sheets each of them no longer than a page long the exam will contain 17 19 6 true or false and the rest multiple choice questions on these fact sheets which means at least 1 question will be asked about each sheet you will not need to know specific percentages just general trends Basak encourages looking at the graph on interracial marriage you also won t need to know information about links that were included on the fact sheets i e YouTube videos You will not need to read the book for this exam as there won t be any questions from the book all questions will come from either fact sheets or the lecture notes Father s involvement in their children s lives Fathers have nearly tripled the amount of time they spend with their children from 2 5 hours in 1965 to 7 3 hours per week in 2011 Despite that increase 46 of fathers said they spent too little time with their children half of dads said they spent the right amount of time Stay at home dads The Census Bureau estimates in 2010 that there were about 189 000 stay at home dads defined as married fathers with children younger than 15 who stayed out of the labor force for at least one year primarily to care for the family while their wife works outside the home PEW put that number at 2 million in 2012 and the number has been rising since then Family and Medical Leave Act FMLA The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid job protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave Eligible employees are entitled to Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12 month period for the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement to care for the employee s spouse child or parent who has a serious health condition The US government now requires that after giving birth the mother is legally entitled to 12 weeks off from her job and cannot lose her job for taking that time off But it is unpaid This doesn t require companies to offer fathers of biological offspring any time off Additionally the law only applies if you have worked for your company full time for 12 months prior to the leave And a job is guaranteed but not necessarily guaranteed to be the same job as before The United States is the only country which does not offer any paid maternity leave compared to this Canada offers up to a full year Opt out mothers An increasing number of women are opting out of work in order to stay at home with children You can watch the 10 minute video showed in class here https www youtube com watch v ShAtXl3gQRs feature youtu be

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