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The three aims of my coursework will be: To find out whether or not women are having children later on in life. To see if it is mostly middle-class women who are being pressurised into having children later in life To find out if a womans

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Contents page Introduction 1 Hypothesis 2 Methodology 3 Secondary research 5 Pilot study 6 Results of pilot study 7 Primary results 8 Secondary results 9 Analysis 10 Evaluation 11 Bibliography 12 Appendix 13 Introduction I have chosen the subject area of family an employment for my coursework. The reason I have chosen this particular area of sociology is because due to equality in our current society, women are now having to rethink very carefully about what their priorities are in their life, children or their career? These issues are important in Britain because women are now getting much better job opportunities and are forced into having less time away from the workplace, e.g. maternity leave. Hypothesis My hypothesis is that I predict that women will chose to have an established career before they start to think about starting a family. Aims The three aims of my coursework will be: * To find out whether or not women are having children later on in life. * To see if it is mostly middle-class women who are being pressurised into having children later in life * To find out if a woman's main priority in life is, now, their careers Research I will use primary research to find out if women are choosing to have a career before starting a family and what type of job their have. ...read more.

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If I were to use newspapers, I would only be able to find current information. This is related to my hypothesis because I will make it easier to find out about women and their careers and also women and their family lives. Pilot study The questionnaire Question 1: what is your age? Question 2: what do you think is the right age to start a family? Question 3: what reason do you give for this age? Question 4: what is your occupation? Question 5: do you that women are pressurised into starting a family Later on in life? Question 6: what reason do you give for this? Question 7: would you put your career before starting a family? Question 8: what family members did you grow up with in your household? Question 9: what are the top priorities in your life? Question 10: what % of pay would you lose if you were to go on maternity Leave? Question 11: would you make your partner go on paternity leave to stop you From losing this money? Results of the pilot study The data I got from my pilot study was both qualitative and quantitative. ...read more.

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Evaluation The hypothesis of my project has been proved. I was able to reach this conclusion because my research all agreed with my hypothesis and hep me to prove it. My research methods were successful because after changing many questions in my pilot questionnaire I was able to collect the right information to prove my aims and hypothesis. My hypothesis has been proved, but my research was limited because my research methods were weak in some areas, for example I would have liked to give my questionnaire to a wider population to get the best possible results. Also I think that one or two of my questions on my questionnaire could have been written in better way to get a more detailed answer. My research may have been biased because most of the people asked were from the same community and I think that if I had questioned a wider population my results may have differed depending on which environment the participants lived in. In the future, I would improve the research by trying to get questions out to more people and to different communities. In conclusion, my project has proved that women are indeed pressurised into choosing their career over starting a family and therefore women are having women are having to choose to have children later on in their lives. ...read more.

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