Essays Tagged: "single parent families"

Same Sex Marriages

ues brewing all the time that catch somebody's eye at one time or another. Issues such as abortion, single-parent families, the homeless, AIDS, politics, euthanasia, and same- sex marriages. Same-sex ...

(3 pages) 403 1 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Effects of divorce on children

ng of the next decade the majority of the youngsters under 18 will spend part of their childhood in single-parent families, many created by divorce. During this confusing period of turmoil and high em ...

(9 pages) 811 2 4.4 Apr/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Investing in the future: welfare programs, includes a personal experience

hildren have no control over what family they are born into. Many are born into situations, such as single parent families, where the families have no way of giving their children a good chance of dev ... r to insure proper development. The problem that arises is that there are many families, especially single parent ones, that cannot afford to stay at home or provide their children with quality child ...

(4 pages) 117 0 3.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

This essay is about divorce in todays society. IT contains facts and figures as well as a bibliography of works cited. I got a good grade on this paper for my comp II class.

situations that have changed dramatically. Research claims that many family structures are common: single-parent families, remarried couples, unmarried couples, step families, foster families, multi- ... ormation remain the same (Andrew 50). A much higher percentage of children are also being raised in single-parent homes. Demographer Larry Bumpass writes: About half of today's young children will spe ...

(8 pages) 481 2 4.0 Aug/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

"My Home Is Not Broken" by Carol Kleiman.

is horrifying and mostly caused by misunderstanding. In this way, our society's intolerance against single-parent families can be categorised in many ways; including equality in-between men and women, ... g a different kind of attitude about the parent (misunderstanding), and making up stories about the single parents.Nowadays equality in between men and women is still a big issue and not going to ...

(2 pages) 43 0 2.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Single-Parent Families.

The Three Key Concepts of Sociology Applied to Analyzing Single-Parent FamiliesWhat is the term family? What does it mean? Who decides what makes up a family ... s named the "institutional family." But we have reinvented the word family. A family can consist of single parent family, step family, or a first marriage family. The role of the family is also a key ... of ideology has existed for centuries (Thompson and Hickey 386).Nevertheless, of all family types, single parent families have made the most gains during the past few decades. According to a sociolog ...

(12 pages) 557 1 3.9 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Burden and difficulty of a single mother in raising her children.

statisticians estimate that half of all marriages will end with divorce. It is very normal to see a single parent family with a mother or a father in charge around us. It will also open in the air a q ... a mother or a father in charge around us. It will also open in the air a question to us: whether a single parent can be successful in raising their children. In " Single parent: Successful parents?" ...

(4 pages) 113 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

How Work Affects Family Life

the term "family" is difficult to define. All families are unique, and they can range anywhere from single parent families to extended families. Most importantly though, it is in the family where the ... ngs have changed considerably in the twenty-first century. Now there are more dual-income families, single-parent families, and there are many more women in the labour force. This poses a great change ...

(9 pages) 341 0 3.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal and its impact on US.

eation of Social Security, unemployment insurance, and income supplements for dependent children in single-parent families, the aged poor, the physically handicapped, and the blind.During the depressi ... road sidings. New programs ignored the needs of almost four million unemployed women. The plight of single, divorced, and widowed women was also ignored. Dismayed that no specific program existed to a ...

(3 pages) 164 2 4.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Teenage Drug Addictions

many reasons behind this problem, especially in the United States, and it is impossible to give one single answer. These reasons are complex and differ from teen to teen. These reasons can be classifi ... classified into three categories: parents, friends, and social pressures.Many American families are single-parent families. These parents must work very long hours to support their children. Therefore ...

(6 pages) 133 0 4.1 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The American family

d children. Today, we exhibit a pattern of disruptions in marriages and family structure, including single parent families and high rates of divorce. Certainly divorce has to be stressful for our nati ... ver having been married, nearly every other American child spends part of his or her childhood in a single-parent family. The increase in the proportion of children living with just one parent has str ...

(6 pages) 97 1 3.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The media doesn't cause violence in America, Americans cause violence in America!

problem is to resort to violence. Also, children who are in families going through divorce or other single parent families always have a lack of stability in their home. These unstable environments cr ...

(3 pages) 48 0 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Freedom From Want

xpectancy at birth, literacy and gross domestic product. And it is debatable for the First Peoples; single parent families, poverty and disabilities altogether to object the human rights that they sho ...

(1 pages) 17 0 1.7 Jun/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Evaluate the effectiveness of the law in responding to the changing nature of the family.

t islander customary marriages* Polygamous marriage* Defacto relationships* Same sex relationships* Single parent families* DINKS (couples who deliberately choose not to have kids)* Blended familiesTh ... e all incorporated in to the Adoption Act 2000 (NSW) .This act states who can adopt, people over 21 single or a couple. It doesn't allow for same sex couples to adopt, but in 1993 a woman living in a ...

(4 pages) 39 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Assess the view that the family performs vital, positive functions for society and individual members.

Although it is correct to say that nuclear families reside universally, family types now vary from single-parent families to gay headed families. Despite the variety, they contribute to the society, ...

(6 pages) 34 0 4.7 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Myth - Single Parent

prevalent to North American society that has most shaped my values, practices and worldview is the single parent myth. There are a number of myths in North America pertaining to single parents such a ... e-parent families have emotional and behavior problems and do poorly in school, being brought up in single-parent families is detrimental to children’s self-esteem, children from single parent homes ...

(3 pages) 86 0 3.8 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Family: A Sociological Point of View

ds and even pets as family. There are many types of families which include, but are not limited to, single parent families, families without children, stepfamilies, and homosexual couples. So what mak ... ly consists of a husband, wife, and children. A husband and wife that choose to remain childless or single parent households are also families. Many of the roles that each member of the family takes o ...

(3 pages) 93 0 3.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Contemporary Myths

one myth that has affected my worldview and shapes the values of society in general is that of the single-family myth. One myth that is prevalent in the United States about single-parent families is ... t is prevalent in the United States about single-parent families is that children who are raised by single parents are likely to get into more troublesome issues in society and have more social proble ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.2 Jun/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Facts About Single Fathers

The Facts About Single Fathers Families are chancing each and every day. There has been much discussion in past year ... chancing each and every day. There has been much discussion in past years concerning the growth of single-mother households. However, the growing number of single-father households has not gained muc ... attention. In fact, very little research has been conducted in this area. So what do we know about single-father families? History and Demographics Single-father families began to increase in the 197 ...

(13 pages) 42 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Understanding Society

rison to the nineteenth century, and it is not unusual to fine same sex partnerships in addition to single parent families. It is this diversity that has changed the perception of ‘housework’ ... ne mothers accounted for 22% in the years 1999-2001. The highest common factors for this trend were single and divorced women. This it self can be explained by women acknowledging independence, no lon ...

(4 pages) 30 0 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays