THE CHANGE IN FAMILY STRUCTURES essay

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THE CHANGE IN THE FAMILIES FORMS AND FUNCIONS IN SOCIETY
STUDENT’S NAME: TN
ID: 1066385
INSTRUCTOR: GLORIA MICHALCHUK
ESL 140 – COURSE # 7052-1
NOVEMBER 25th, 2003

THE CHANGE IN THE FAMILIES FORMS AND FUNCIONS IN SOCIETY
Society is composed of many elements based on values, traditions, cultures, government’s policies etc.; and family is one of the main basic ingredients, forming the society. Therefore, as the society changes its element, family is also forced to change the flow of life. Yet, during the past 50 years, our society has undergone big social transformations which are seen as “dramatic and unparallel changes” or a “veritable revolution”. Thus, the two basic forms of family, the extended family and the
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Moreover, the support from their parents for this help is not only one of their concerns but also for building up the married families and their parents’ relationship. Consequently, these nuclear families have looked for “giving” and “receiving” financial support as well as emotional assistance. (Footlick, 1990).
Secondly, Women‘s liberation also made a big “bang” in family’s function. Recall to the traditional nuclear family, the position of women is being as a “good wife or a good mother” and limited within household’s area and husband’s authority, so Women’s liberation changed this image into a “potential good worker” because it lifted women’s position into a higher level. Starting at the 1960s, women had more chances to enrol in the paid work world and to join in more social activities. David Popenoe (1991) has investigated that women employment rate is increasing twice as much as it used to be. Therefore, this permutation of women’s social position also affects and changes the function of the nuclear family.
Thirdly, the sexual revolution has cracked the nuclear family ideology. Because the “erotic” is now the foundation of "personal well-being" and "fulfillment" in marital relationship with some people rather than the “romantic love” foundation of the traditional nuclear family. That saw too many teenagers becoming unmarried females in the United States at the early age. Because the ways society has valued sexual ideology, people and things are
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