It is acknowledged that families fulfill a significant function in every society as well as in children’s life course since parents are the first point of contact of them. In most developed areas, children grow up in a family although the family form might change during the life time.
Nowadays, there is a quite special family form named single-parent family which has attracted a lot of academes’ attention. With the growth of the number of single-parent family since 1960s, developed countries have contributed a lot to the study of the influence of that specific family structure on the children. Especially the United States, its related researches have already moved toward maturely. However, although the increasing single-parent …show more content…
There are indeed some studies of single parent family in China, but among the total 1868 related researches, only 128 studies are academic researches which are mainly in the view of psychology using the qualitative methods.
With the rapid increasing rate of single parent family in China, it is realized that the study of single parent family is getting much more important than before and since there are not enough mature academic researches focusing on this, this report will be quite meaningful. It will present a major quantitative research of the single parent family in Shang Hai and analyze how it influences children’s educational performance which is definitely in the view of pedagogy. The result will engage schools, society and even government to take more attention to those students who are from single parent families. …show more content…
It is estimated that single parent family has a negative effect on the educational performance of children in Shang Hai. Secondly, the scores of children from single mother family and single father family will be analyzed to test the second hypothesis. The result is predicted to be that the educational performance of children from single father family is worse than that of children from single mother family in Shang Hai. And the final discussion will talk about the scores of boys and girls from single parent families which will be estimated that boys will perform worse than girls when they are from single parent
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Today we ask ourselves, what defines a family? Will we ever be able to pinpoint one exact answer? Meanings and explanations of our past have been rightfully challenged. The family structures and dynamics that we see today have evolved great lengths from what they once were in the 1950’s. The 1950’s consisted of “standard” families.
Gonzalez defines a blended family as “a family in which a new spousal relationship is formed (either as a result of a divorce or death of one parent), resulting in the joining of either one or both parents’ child or children” (148). This article discusses the topic based on the most common type of blended family, which is a remarried family. Approximately 50% of all Americans have some kind of step-relationship. Being a part of a blended family has become more common as well as the significant issues related to family adjustment and maintenance of them. In the majority of instances, blended families start with little awareness of what to expect.
Problem Statement With the advancing lifestyles and further developments in personal mobility that defines today’s society, the family still plays a crucial role of contemporary life. Families offer many benefits such as companionship, protection, security, encouragement and other relative social components. The term family has been changed over the past few decades. The total number of households in the United States increased from 63 million in 1970 to 113 million in 2008 (Weeks, 2012). The traditional structure of the family (nuclear family) began branching to other structures especially in the United States follow World War II.
Divorced Parents vs. Married Parents (Effects on Children) Children being raised in a single-parent household has become more common over the past decades. Parents, whether married or single, should always try their best to make the most for the benefit of their child’s future. However, children sometimes experience obstacles that are tough to overcome due to the type of lifestyle they are in. One of the factors could have been caused by the type of household the child lived in.
According to data, twenty percent of Americans who are older than twenty five years old were single in 2012 compare to the only nine percent in 1960s which was called baby boomer time. The data shows that there is not going to be baby boomer generation anymore in the future. The birthrate is now decreasing every year, and it is now one of the biggest problem that can bring a lot of negative effect to the world in the future. The reason that the birthrate has been decreasing for past years is because the people do not get married as much as before. The generation has been changed, and now making their own families is not necessary for but optional for the younger generation.
According to a survey done on the internet of 7,000 Chinese only children, from ages 15-25, 58 percent felt lonely and described themselves as being selfish (Doc F). This policy had big impacts and interfered on the only child and it’s future. It’s understandable the population problems China had and why they did what they feel they had to do. This was something that was their fault from the beginning, so it was their problem to fix.
A single parent have to take all the responsibility to raise children. They have to work hard in order to get enough money for the whole family. It is truly stressful for these families. The kind of family type is unstable as a result of divorce of coupled parents and the death of parents. The women who get pregnant by accident can also become single parents.
This source focuses on explaining the main five types of family structures focused on in sociology. It also offers many statistics based on single parents versus nuclear households. The main statistic it focuses on is high school completion. It focuses on some of the reasons for the lack of high school completion from children of single-parent homes. For example, the economic positions of parents, how parenting type differs between single families and nuclear families, how school practices affect the children of nuclear
The National Commission on America's Urban Families states, "The family trend of our time is the deinstitutionalization of marriage and the steady disintegration of the mother-father child raising unit. This trend of family fragmentation is reflected primarily in the high rate of divorce among parents and the growing prevalence of parents who do not marry. No domestic trend is more threatening to the well-being of our children and to our long-term national security" (Skolnik, "Politics of Family Structure"). Recent studies have shown the growth of one-parent families to be the likely cause of the nation's most serious problems including crime, drugs, gangs, violence and failing schools. These studies bring light to the effect of family structure.
Organizations can implement the solution of single parent adoption, by taking into consideration that any married couple that adopted a child, could get a divorce at any moment. And we also have to consider that any single individual can get married eventually. 2. According to Child Welfare Information Gateway (2011), studies and statistics have revealed that adopted children raised up by single individuals experience results that are as good as those for children adopted by couples. B. Agencies and organization started adopting this new solution and excepting more and more the fact that single parent are capable of adopting children as any other couple.
American Family American families has changed drastically since the 1900’s. There are changes to our economy, food, jobs, education, family lifestyle, religion, technology and healthcare just to name a few. While we have made huge advancements; there are also many short comings that we are experiencing every day. Many of the changes has either helped or hindered the American people. The topics that will be the most advantageous or disadvantageous to children are healthcare, marriage, divorce, and technology.
American Families Today The American family has undergone many changes since the 1900’s. More so, in the past 40 years, the nuclear family seen dramatic changes and has been described as deteriorating. There has been a dramatic rise in divorce, single parent households and child poverty. Studies have shown that children growing up in poverty-stricken single parent households are more likely to be affected well into adulthood. While this is the case, people are also living longer, and families are accommodating this change by living with relatives allowing for more bonding time then in previous generations.
Introduction In this case study, it analyse how the concept of family has changed in the past 20 years as it will be depicting modern family forms and past norms. It is important to look at how families have developed throughout the years up until the 21st century as we compare the two and elaborate on the difference and what makes it so significant. In this case study, it contrast and compare the television series Modern family which is a 21st century concept of family and The Simpsons which was adapted 27 years ago and how things have changed with family dynamics and what is the norm now which was not the norm years ago.
In the past having only a mother in the household was uncommon. Now this is basically the norm. There were traits that were found in most of the single mother households. Most of those homes were teen pregnancy, child abuse, adolescent