The Social Factors: Births, Schools, Divorces, Ideas

  • Barbara R. Bergmann


Yesterday’s women viewed their marriage as lifelong, and expected big families. Many of them knew that their parents had supported their brothers’ education and aspirations while scanting theirs. They were used to hearing themselves described as weak and silly, and many of them thought it advantageous to describe themselves in that way.


Labor Force Participation Married Couple Baby Boom Divorce Rate Early Marriage 
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