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Identifying Causes and Pressures Leading to Family Change

Please help me on identifying the significant changes in families that the society faces today.


Many experts cite the weakening of the family as one of the causes for some of the problems that society faces today. Do you agree? Include the following information:

Identify important or significant changes in families since 1960. What factors are responsible for this change?

On the balance, are families becoming weaker or simply different? What evidence can you cite?

If you agree with the experts, what proposals do you have to strengthen the family?

If you disagree with experts, why?

Please use any web sources for citation. Thank you

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1. Since 1960, families have changed in work schedules, social values and structure. First, many women have entered the work force, which creates time constraints on mothers, in which they are able to interact with their children. Fathers are increasingly stepping in and filling the gaps in many families, though this does not occur routinely. Second, marriage and views surrounding it have changed, leading to a large percentage of such unions ending in divorce, which divides childrens' attention it two separate directions. Lastly, many children grow up in single parent households, for a variety of reasons. Parents often spend less time with their children, though they may spend more time shuttling them to various ...

Solution Summary

The solution discusses why families have changed over the past decades, in structure and function, and how society has brought about many of those changes. This solution is 440 words and includes one APA reference.