PAM 4470

PAM 4470

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Disparities in family life are widening in the United States, with important implications for the well-being of family members and the reproduction of inequality from one generation to the next. Using tools of demographic analysis, this course explores growing education and income differences in family patterns (e.g., marriage, divorce, childbearing, and parenting), analyzing the forces behind these changes and the potential consequences for children's life chances.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PAM 2030, PAM 2220, SOC 2208, or equivalent social science course.

  • Gain a sound understanding of trends in contemporary U.S. families, explanations for changing patterns, and potential consequences for individuals and society.
  • Develop tools to assess the quality of evidence in claims made by researchers, policy-makers, and advocates.
  • Use social data to investigate questions about families and social class.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 4470

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17255 PAM 4470   LEC 001