Chapter 1 – Page 24 – Questions #3 and #4
3. What important changes in family patterns do you see today? Do you see positive changes, negative changes, or both? What do they mean for families, in your opinion?
Answer: I can remember, growing up as a child, everything was well organized. Everybody was at the table for dinner, answering questions about your day in school. My parents use to call it “quality time”. These days, the kids are more out of ...view middle of the document...
4. What are some examples of a personal or family problem that is at least partly a result of problems in the society?
Answer: Most of the children in today’s society are living with their mother without a father presence in the house. The father presence in the house is very vital the success of the family. I will say debts or financial issues are a major issues cause of the family problems in today’s society. Another one is drug abuse.
Chapter 2 – Page 49 – Questions #2 and #4
Choose a magazine photo and analyze its content from one of the perspectives described in this chapter. Then analyze the photo from another theoretical perspective. How do your insights differ depending on which theoretical perspective is used?
Think of a research topic, then review the data-gathering techniques described in this chapter to decide which of these you might use to investigate your topic.
Chapter 3 – Page 77 – Question #5
5. Policy Question. Which age group is increasing as a proportion of the U.S. population, children or the elderly? What social changes might occur as a result? What social policies do we need to maintain or develop to care for children and the elderly?