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Earl R. Babbie
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Earl R. Babbie
ISBN: 9781305104945
Textbook Problem

Take a minute to think of the many ways your society has changed during your own lifetime. Specify three or four social indicators that could be used in monitoring the effects of at least one of those changes on the quality of life in your society.

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Introduction:

One social indicator of change in my lifetime is the dominant attitude towards smoking. When I was in high school, the cool kids were smokers, now the cool kids would never smoke. Easier access to information today may help students make better decisions regarding smoking. Movies now show smokers as the villains more often than the hero of the story.

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(This question calls for a subjective answer. This is an example of an appropriate response.)

The attitude of the average teenager towards smoking has diametrically changed since I was in high school. Smoking was seen as a cool activity then, something done by a rebel. Some schools actually gave students a cigarette for each class they attended. Today, the attitude is the opposite. A student who smokes now is seen as disgusting, smelly, unhealthy and uncool...

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