Changing Perceptions of Family Structure
A look at the changing nature of family structure from after WWII until the modern era.
# 129379 | 2,000 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in History (U.S. Post-Modern 1965-Present) , History (U.S. Baby Boom Years 1945-1965) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues) , Sociology (General)
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This paper examines the changing nature of family structure from just after World War II until the modern era. Accepting that significant changes have occurred during that period, this essay discusses the perception of those changes by interviewing two individuals (the author's grandparents) who grew up in the baby boom generation. The paper shows how their insights correlate positively with critical research on the subject.
From the Paper:"Numerous studies and analyses of the subject of intergenerational structural changes in the family have found that the traditional family of even a few decades ago has already changed dramatically and significantly. The dissolution of the nuclear family into less rigid, one-parent households has even been attributed as a factor in rising inequality and poverty. In fact, the number of children in one-parent households jumped from 15% to 28% between 1970 and 1991, a significant amount (Lerman 119). The composition, practices, and values of the family have shifted."
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