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United States Society and Women - choosing to remain single

An article by Sam Roberts was published January 16, 2007, in The New York Times.
The headline reads 51% of Women Are Now Living Without Spouse.
For the first time in U.S. history the majority of women are choosing to be single.

The Scientist : Women Still Paid Less | Chart showing Census Bureau Survey findings 2013

On Equal Pay Day, key facts about the gender pay gap - Pew Research Center

Studies show that 43% of black women are single and have never married.

"When a family builds its budget around two workers ... they're much more exposed to any economic disruption. A generation ago, if the sole breadwinner lost his (or her) job or became disabled, the family had a backup earner who could step into the workforce. Further, reliance on two incomes makes families twice as vulnerable to layoffs. Elizabeth Warren, professor of law, Harvard.

Consider the change:

Why would a person choose to remain single?

 

 

What are the benefits for a women to marry?

 

 

What are some of the challenges for women who choose to remain single?

 

 

How do you think this trend will shape social and workplace policies?

 

 

Do - Examine the Demographics of your Government - What do you find?

Census Data Confirms Growth Of Unmarrieds - Electorate Changing As Demographics Shift

 

Extend your thinking:

Founding Mothers & Daughters of Liberty | A Woman got it Done! - Great Women Activity | Women's Suffrage - recognize a local suffragist

Women of Science | Women Leaders of the World | Exceptional Women of Pennsylvania | Tell the story of Polly Cooper at Valley Forge

Descriptive Writing using a work of Art of Fern Isabel Coppedge | Community Projects and School Projects principles | Prominent Person Award

March Civics - Women's Rights | April Civics - Elections and Voting | U. S. Constitution and Your Rights

Literature studies: Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy Activities | Gentle Annie Civil War Nurse | The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place Activities


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