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7.3 Parenthood: Changes in This Stage of the Life Cycle. Parenthood: A Time of Change. When do you think any changes would occur? Women: this change occurs pregnancy as they anticipate their future child The physical act of:. Parenthood: A Time of Change.

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parenthood a time of change
Parenthood: A Time of Change
  • When do you think any changes would occur?
  • Women: this change occurs pregnancy as they anticipate their future child
  • The physical act of:
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Parenthood: A Time of Change
  • and
  • Results in a strong attachment between the mother and infant
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Parenthood: A Time of Change
  • For men, the transition to “father” occurs more slowly, usually following the birth of the baby
  • Watching the infant continue to develop and become less dependent on the mother
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Parenthood: A Time of Change
  • Although the joys of parenthood remain the same from generation to generation, the nature of parenting itself does not
  • Each generation has new beliefs about:
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Parenthood: A Time of Change

Expectations

About

Appropriate &

Inappropriate

Behaviour

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Parenthood: A Time of Change
  • Two other major factors combine to change the nature of parenthood from one period of time to the next:

Economics

Social Factors

parenthood factors that influence decisions about parenthood
Parenthood: Factors That Influence Decisions About Parenthood
  • In 1998, Dave Dupuis wrote a report on a survey that examined factors that influence people’s plans to have children
  • What do you think the report found?
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Parenthood: Factors That Influence Decisions About Parenthood
  • The report found:

Marital

Status

Family

Values

Religion

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Parenthood: Factors That Influence Decisions About Parenthood
  • All three of those factors had an impact on a person’s decision on when to have children and how many children to have.
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Parenthood: Factors That Influence Decisions About Parenthood

Marriage

  • Marriage is said to lead people to want to have children
  • Despite the amount of common law unions in Canada, 2/3 of births still occur within marriage
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Parenthood: Factors That Influence Decisions About Parenthood

Marriages

  • Birth rate among married women is nearly double that of women who spent their entire reproductive life in a common law relationship
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Parenthood: Factors That Influence Decisions About Parenthood

Family values

  • Parents transfer attitudes and behaviours to their children
  • Young adults who have many siblings tend to want more children as opposed to young adults with few siblings
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Parenthood: Factors That Influence Decisions About Parenthood

Family values

  • One aspect in this study that was found to not have an impact on child bearing attitudes is:

Divorce

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Parenthood: Factors That Influence Decisions About Parenthood
  • Young adults who reported having no religion tend to have the smallest number of children
  • Also people who attended church weekly had larger families because they tend to view marriage and family as important to their happiness
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Parenthood: Factors That Influence Decisions About Parenthood
  • According to Dupuis` report the factor that had the biggest impact on decisions about parenthood was:
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Parenthood: Factors That Influence Decisions About Parenthood
  • In general, the more education women have, the fewer children they bare
  • This is particularly true about women with a university degree
  • The costs associated with interruptions to their careers tend to delay child bearing
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Parenthood: Factors That Influence Decisions About Parenthood
  • On the contrary:
  • Men with a higher education level tend to father more children.
  • This is due to the fact that university educated men have well paid, stable employment and are better suited to afford more children.
trends associated with parenthood
Trends Associated with Parenthood
  • How are Social factors and parenthood related?
  • Birth Control
  • There are two trends that seem to be affecting child bearing decisions
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Trends Associated with Parenthood
  • Child-bearing later in life
  • Stability of Relationships
  • Professions
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The Effect of Medical Advances on the Age of Parents
  • Reproductive Technologies have helped to extend their fertility period
  • The ability the buy eggs of a younger women for fertilization and implementation into an older woman has extended fertility period
  • Lesbiens and Gay Couples