Families in a Global Context: Australia and Swaziland Comparison Essay by Nicky

Families in a Global Context: Australia and Swaziland
An examination of the challenges facing the family structure in Australia and Swaziland.
# 151126 | 2,519 words | 15 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on May 23, 2012 in Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues) , Sociology (General)


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Description:

The paper identifies the differences between developed and developing countries and the meaning of family in these contexts. The paper then explores the central issues and challenges pertaining to the traditional family in Australia and Swaziland. The paper finds that the family structure in Australia is in the process of meeting the challenges of the emerging globalized economy and the democratic ideal of gender equality, while the traditional family structure of Swaziland has to meet the challenges of globalization and democratic ideals of equality but also the very serious challenges posed by health issues such as HIV/AIDS. The paper includes a detailed outline.

Outline:
Introduction
Australia
Swaziland
Summation and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Throughout the world the family is in the process of change and metamorphosis. Some pundits even predict the demise of the family as an institution in modern societies. Various social and economic facts, including the significance of the phenomenon of globalization, have tended to influence the shape of the family structure and functions in most countries and regions of the world. However, at the same time that the family is subject to universal pressure and changes each country and region has different traditional and cultural histories with regard to the family and this means that they respond to the challenges of the modern era differently.
"Another factor is that not all countries in the world are at the same level of development. This means that in relation to social and economic factors, such as relative affluence, various cultures have different needs and are affected differently in terms of global economic and political factors.
"Therefore, before we can compare two countries with regard to their family structure and functions, we first have to clearly define concepts that influence this comparison. The first is the concept of the family and the second is the general differences between developed and developing countries."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Baile, S. (1990). Women and Health in Developing Countries. OECD Observer, a(161), 18-20. Retrieved October 1, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=98938035
  • Bollen, K. A., Glanville, J. L., & Stecklov, G. (2001). Socioeconomic Status and Class in Studies of Fertility and Health in Developing Countries. 153. Retrieved October 1, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5001041306
  • Dreman, S. (Ed.). (1997) The Family on the Threshold of the 21st Century: Trends and Implications. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Retrieved October 1, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=27137206
  • Edgar, D. (1997). Chapter 9 Developing the New Links Workplace: The Future of Family, Work, and Community Relationships. In The Family on the Threshold of the 21st Century: Trends and Implications, Dreman, S. (Ed.) (pp. 147-164). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Retrieved October 1, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=27137362

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