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Courtship and Marraige - Chapter 4
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What is the term which means "marrying oneself"?
Not everyone is interested in being involved with someone. What % of 5,509 Match.com respondents noted that they did not want a relationship?
19%, one in 5
Identify the three categories of being single
the never married, the divorced, and the widowed
Which singles category, never married or widowed, is the more stigmatized?
How are never married (late 20s) Chinese women viewed in China?
referred to as "left-over"
In what U.S. city are 70% of the adults unmarried?
twin oaks in louisa, virginia
What are the explanations for adults delaying marriage until they are older?
The primary advantage of remaining single is _____ and _______.
freedom and control over ones life
Why are black women less likely to marry than white women?
few black men have education and adequate job stability
What "ism" refers to discrimination against single people?
Singles miss out on _______(how many) laws that married people benefit from.
What are some of the economic disadvantages of being single?
pay more for taxes, healthcare and insurance
Explain how SWOCs (single workers without children) are discriminated against.
discriminated at the workplace, employers assume that they can devote all of their hours to work
What is the name of the organization that supports individuals who value being single?
What percent of male and female undergraduates report singlehood as their top life goal?
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