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Author Beeghley, Leonard.

Title What does your wife do? : gender and the transformation of family life / Leonard Beeghley.

Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.3 BEEG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Foundations of social inquiry.
Foundations of social inquiry.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-187) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Premarital Sexual Intercourse -- 3. Abortion -- 4. Divorce -- 5. Employment and Income -- 6. Conclusion.
Summary Leonard Beeghley looks at four issues--premarital sex, abortion, divorce, and employment and income--and discusses how gender relations and family life affect and are affected by changes in each. The key to his analysis is the distinction between individual and structural levels of explanation. Beeghley shows how personal characteristics and experiences influence individuals' decisions and how larger changes in social organization--industrialization, urbanization, participation of women in the labor force, decreasing fertility rates, and the rise of feminism--have altered the range of available choices.
Subject Families -- United States.
Sex role -- United States.
ISBN 0813326354 (paperback)
0813326346 (hc)