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05 Pat Fagan The State Of Marriage And The Family

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05 Pat Fagan The State Of Marriage And The Family

  1. 1. The Five Institutions
  2. 2. Government / Citizen Marketplace / Income Education / Learning Family / Sex–Affection Religion / Worship-God
  3. 5. “ Rejection/Ambivalence Ratio” for Every 100 Children Born 40 1950 Children Aborted Children of Divorce 50 60 70 Children born out of Wedlock 30 20 10 1954 1958 1962 1966 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 Source: National Center for Health Statistics data and Alan Guttmacher Institute data
  4. 6. <ul><li>GOVERNMENT </li></ul><ul><li>CITIZENSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>Vs. </li></ul><ul><li>CRIME </li></ul>
  5. 7. Source: C. Harper and S. McLanahan, “Father Absence and Youth Incarceration,” ASA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 1998. Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth.
  6. 13. <ul><li>ABUSE, First </li></ul><ul><li>CRIME, Later </li></ul>
  7. 14. In Britain, a Child Whose Biological Mother Cohabits was 33 Times More Likely to Suffer Serious Abuse than a Child with Married Parents 5 Biological Parents Married Mother Married to Stepfather Biological Mother Alone Biological Parents Cohabiting Source: Robert Whelan, Broken Homes and Broken Children , 1994. Family Structure Biological Father Alone Biological Mother Cohabiting 10 15 20 25 30 35 Comparative Risk Ratios for Serious Abuse, 1982-1988
  8. 15. In Britain, a Child Whose Biological Mother Cohabits was 73 Times More Likely to Suffer Fatal Abuse than a Child with Married Parents 5 Biological Parents Married Mother Married to Stepfather Biological Mother Alone Biological Parents Cohabiting Source: Robert Whelan, Broken Homes and Broken Children , 1994. Family Structure Biological Father Alone Biological Mother Cohabiting 10 15 20 25 30 35 Comparative Risk Ratios for Serious Abuse, 1982-1988
  9. 17. Runaway Children in UK 0% Step-Families Lone-parent Families Two-parent Families Percentage of children running away overnight before the age of 16 10% 5% 15% 20% 25%
  10. 19. MARKETPLACE & INCOME
  11. 20. Note: Figures do not include transferred income.
  12. 22. {
  13. 23. Impact of Divorce on Income of Families 10,000 Before Divorce After Divorce 20,000 30,000 40,000 $50,000 1993 Average Annual Income Source: Corcoran and Chaudray, Unpublished Research Paper, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, May 1994 Family Status
  14. 27. Schema: Having Vs Belonging in the US
  15. 28. EDUCATION
  16. 31. FAMILY MARRIAGE & SEXUALITY
  17. 41. HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH
  18. 42. Adolescents in Poor Health by Family Structure Source: The National Longitudinal Study of AddHealth, Wave II (1996) PA58
  19. 45. CHURCH RELIGION
  20. 55. <ul><ul><ul><li>Religious belief and practice is associated with: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Greater likelihood of being married </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of familial and marital happiness </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of marital stability </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of good mother-child relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of good father–child relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Greater educational aspirations </li></ul><ul><li>Greater educational attainment (especially for the poor) </li></ul><ul><li>Greater likelihood of escaping poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of good work habits </li></ul><ul><li>Greater longevity </li></ul>
  21. 56. <ul><li>Higher levels of well-being and happiness </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of recovery from addictions to alcohol or drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of self control and self esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of coping skills </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of charitable donations </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of community cohesion </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of social support for those in need </li></ul>
  22. 57. <ul><li>Religious belief and practice is also associated with: </li></ul><ul><li>Lower levels of cohabitation </li></ul><ul><li>Lower levels of out-of-wedlock births </li></ul><ul><li>Lower levels of teen sexual activity </li></ul><ul><li>Less abuse of alcohol and drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Less addiction to alcohol or drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Lower levels of suicide, depression, and suicide ideation </li></ul><ul><li>Lower levels of many infectious diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Less juvenile crime </li></ul><ul><li>Less violent crime </li></ul><ul><li>Less domestic violence </li></ul>
  23. 59. BELONGING AND REJECTION
  24. 61. REJECTION PLUS HIGH RELIGIOUS PRACTICE INTACT PLUS HIGH RELIGIOUS PRACTICE REJECTION PLUS LOW-NO RELIGIOUS PRACTICE INTACT PLUS PLUS LOW-NO RELIGIOUS PRACTICE COMBINED FAMILY AND RELIGIOUS PRACTICE DIMENSIONS
  25. 71. 5 Tasks --- 5 Institutions Family / Sex Affection Church / Worship School / Education Government / Citizen Marketplace / Income
  26. 72. Government/ Citizenship Economy / Income Education Family Marriage Church Worship
  27. 74. “ Rejection/Ambivalence Ratio” for Every 100 Children Born 40 1950 Children Aborted Children of Divorce 50 60 70 Children born out of Wedlock 30 20 10 1954 1958 1962 1966 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 Source: National Center for Health Statistics data and Alan Guttmacher Institute data
  28. 75. World Rejection Index 1999-2000
  29. 76. Schema: Having Vs Belonging in the US
  30. 77. Culture of Belonging Vs Culture of Rejection and Alienation
  31. 78. Two Great Commandments Love God (Worship) Love Your Neighbor (Spouse)
  32. 79. Government/ Citizenship Economy / Income Education Family Marriage Church Worship
  33. 81. WWW. HERITAGE. ORG
  34. 82. WWW. FAMILYFACTS. ORG
  35. 83. The End ----- Is To Belong

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