Traditional and Non-Traditional Families Comparison Essay by academic

Traditional and Non-Traditional Families
The paper looks at the differences and similarities between single parent and two-parent families.
# 27936 | 2,294 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 18, 2003 in Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues) , Sociology (General)

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The paper analyzes studies comparing nuclear and contemporary families and shows how they often focus on the financial aspect of each family style, especially incomes. The paper examines how the studies have also researched how the parent-child relationship affects behavior and distress, particularly in single parent households. It also discusses other comparative factors mentioned in the studies including economics, societal impact and cohesiveness, violence, and the mental state of the family.

From the Paper:

"Single parent households and dual parent households can have many things in common. The families might sit down to eat together each night, and they may attend church. Some families in each style are neat and tidy while others live in constant clutter. While these are similarities there are also many differences that are important to the overall success or failure in life. Single parent households are often at a economic disadvantage and the parents are often more dependent on their children for relationship fulfillment by way of sharing family decisions than are the parents in two parent families. The single parent home can shore up the things that negatively impact its success attempts of the world provides support and assistance to those families."

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