ERIC Number: ED083530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Mothers in the Social Placement of Daughters: Marriage or Work?
Bruce, John Allen
This research paper focuses on the interaction between two prominent roles of mothers: employment and the social placement of daughters in marriage. The findings support the notion of a causal chain that links (a) maternal employment with (b) a different view of social placement with (c) differential maternal encouraging behavior or involvement in courtship. Findings show that working mothers are more likely to view employment as an option for their daughters than are unemployed mothers. The author concludes that evidence is in favor of a change in maternal attitudes toward the social placement of daughters. It is suggested that this change is due to the mother's view of employment, and its consequence is a lessened degree of involvement in a daughter's courtship or mate choice. (Author/WSK)
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Sponsor: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Graduate School Research Fund.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
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Note: Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Meeting, 27-30 August 1973, New York, N. Y.