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    Weakening families in today's society

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    Many experts cite the weakening of the family as one of the causes for some of the problems our society faces today. Do you agree? In your response, include the following:

    â?¢ Identify important changes in families since 1960. What factors are responsible for this change?
    â?¢ On the balance, are families becoming weaker or simply different? What evidence can you cite?
    â?¢ If you agree with the experts, what proposals do you have to strengthen the family?

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    There have been many changes that have taken place in families since the 1960. I can help identify those changes and based on that you, you need to your opinion to answer questions 2 and 3.

    One major change has been working women - in the 60's, women were expected to stay home and take care of the family and children. Men worked to fee and support the family while the women stayed home. Since then, that has changed drastically. More and more women work full time these days and have successful careers.

    Divorce was not something that happened with many families in the 60's...today it is quite prevalent. The number of divorces today is twice as high as in 1966 and three times higher than in ...

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    This discusses whether weakening family systems are the cause for many of the problems existing in today's society.