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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.

Chart showing Census Bureau Survey findings 2018

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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