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  1. Final Exam Review Class: I really appreciated having the opportunity to share time with you and thanks for being in my class this on-line class at Montclair State!. Good luck on the exam!

  2. Final Exam Review • Multiple choice questions (3 points each) • 6-9 chart-based questions (3 points each) • I am making the final exam available for three days • Wednesday, July 6 @ 9:30 AM until Friday, July 9 • Once you log in you have 1 hour and 15min to complete the exam • Only one log in is allowed • Don’t try to save as you go along, this may lead to test freezing • If you get frozen out, e-mail me and I will reset. • Feel free to contact me after grades are posted • E-mail me at

  3. Final Exam Review 1)The risk of divorce in a given year ____ is percent. • 2% • 10% • 50% • 90% Answer: A

  4. Final Exam Review • 2)According to the textbook reading: “Marital Mythology Why the New Crisis in Marriage Isn’t, by Julian Sanchez, among which two groups has postponing marriage become the most likely? Why? • (from Assignment 6) • 1.Poor women. For this group marriage is only to be entered into if both partners have significant incomes and savings of their own. • 2. Middle-class women. For this group increasing opportunities in the labor force along with access to higher education led to changes in the timing of marriage. This postponing led to changes in norms about when and what time to marry for all classes.

  5. Final Exam Review 3) According to the chart on housework, women are more likely to be involved in A) more time consuming housework B) less optional tasks than are men C) more boring and repetitive tasks • all of the above Answer: D

  6. Mean Number of Hours Spent on 9 Household Tasks per Week by Dual-Earner Spouses Source: NSFH, 1993

  7. Final Exam Review 4) Describe two major ways that the entrance of married women into the labor force – especially mothers - has influenced another social/demographic trend or expectations? • More children in day care • Men expected to and are doing more housework • Increased rate and acceptance of remaining single and of divorce

  8. Midterm Review 5. What is the trend in the following rates, since 1980? • Cohabitation rate: • Divorce rate: • Leveled off • Women’s labor force participation rate: • Fertility rate: Slight decrease

  9. Final Exam Review 6) Briefly describe the trend in divorce from 1960 to the present  

  10. Annual Divorce Rate per 1,000 Marriages

  11. Final Exam Review 7) Which basic need is figured into the Federal poverty guidelines? • Cost of food • Budget: • 3 times the cost of a minimum, adequate diet per month Hint: Molly Orshansky

  12. Final Exam Review 8)Describe two demographic groups with high rates of divorce • The economically disadvantaged • African-Americans • Women in the labor force • Young or teen couples

  13. Final Exam Review 9) Separated or divorced parents who are legally granted the right to make important decisions about the child’s life refers to ______________ custody A)physical B)legal C)coparenting D)individual • B) Legal custody refers to having the right to make important decisions

  14. Final Exam Review 10) With all the possibilities and popularity of cohabitation, why do people get married? • Requires a long-term public commitment • Fulfilling social norms, such as expectation of parents, friends, relatives • Legal rights and privileges reserved for spouses

  15. Final Exam Review 11) Which of the following characteristics of a potential marriage partner has increased in value over the past 40 years among MEN? A) Refinement, neatness B) Good cook, homemaker C) Love D) Chastity • Answer C) Love

  16. Final Exam Review 12) Which of the following changes did NOT help to increase the divorce rate during the past 30 years A) Decrease in the total fertility rate. B) Increases in educational attainment, esp. for women C) Increased female labor force participation D) No-fault divorce laws. Answer A)

  17. Final Review 13) The concept of sex refers to________ while the concept of gender refers to____________ Answer: biological characteristics/ social characteristics

  18. William Julius Wilson – The Truly Disadvantaged 14. The Underclass inhabit inner city neighborhoods characterized by high rates of: • inner-city joblessness • teenage pregnancy • births to unmarried women • welfare dependency • female-headed families • serious crime

  19. Final Review • 15. According to the reading by Li in your textbook entitle “Briefing Paper: The Impact of Divorce on Children’s Behavior Problems: when comparing the behavior problems of children from divorced families to those of children from intact family, what is the “something else” that should be taken into account • The characteristics of families prior to divorce as divorced families are usually less educated, have lower incomes, and to have been raised in families that divorced.

  20. Final Review • The extra time women spend on housework compared to men after they come from home from their paid jobs. 16. According to Arlie Hochschild, define the Second Shift (Assignment 8).

  21. FINAL REVIEW 17. Which of the following demographic/social changes does NOT explain an increase in the age of marriage • Rise in cohabitation. • Declining mortality rates • Technological advances in contraceptives • Increases in educational attainment, esp. for women Answer: B

  22. FINAL REVIEW 18) Which racial/ethnic group has the highest TANF recipiency rate (rate of receiving welfare)? • A: Asian Americans • B: African Americans • C: Hispanics • D: Whites • Answer: B

  23. Population on TANF

  24. Final Review • 19: The Social Security Act of 1935 created which of the following Federal programs? A. Social security (pension for the aged). B. Aid to Families with Dependent Children. C. Unemployment compensation D. All of the above. • D All of the above

  25. Who is Professor Gager’s favorite young singing phenom? 1) Justin Timberlake 2) L’il Wayne 3) Justin “the Beib” Beiber 4) Scotty Mccreery Answer : THE BEIB!