Both of these stories show how any relationship, if not kept healthy, honest, and maintained can lead to a lack of trust or in severe cases, a breakup. Both Shukumar and Waythorn experience a sense of isolation in their marriages, yet Shukumar is the character who has to endure more by the ending of the story, due to a broken heart, the dependence on his wife and the time he invested in their relationship. When Shukumar found out that Shoba was leaving him, he was surprised to say the least. While the relationship was on rocky roads, it still hurt him to know that the woman he loved was abandoning him. Waythorn on the other hand doesn’t go through heartbreak, he and his wife were together by then end of the story and it didn’t seem as if either of the two planned on ending anything.
In 2004 the UK average ratio of men and woman at university was 51:49 which shows that nearly just as many woman choose to go on to higher education as men. This means that many woman are now financially independent and therefore do not feel under pressure to be married for the financial security. This is very different to before, where it would have been very unusual to not get married. Another reason for the decline in first marriages is due to the costs of getting married. From my own research I discovered that the average amount spent on a wedding is 21,000 which also happens to be the average pay in the UK –meaning that the amount some people earn in a year can be spent on their wedding.
For example, it is no longer frowned up for a woman to have a child when she’s unmarried. Research shows that in the early 1970’s, approximately 67% of British women in their late twenties were married with at least one child, by mid 1990’s, this percentage dropped to 33%. Item A states that marriage is normal and it is something that is expect in women’s lives in Western society. However, although a majority expect to marry at some point in their life, in recent years it has been found that there is a decline in the popularity of marriages. Research shows that there’s been a big fall in the number of first time marriages.
Children are now living with one parents (a lone parent family), with another family member or are being adopted. Divorce was extremely hard to come across in the past, it was very sociallly unacceptable, and took around three years before the divorce was filed. However in the more recent years there have been laws passing in order to allow divoce to be easier and cheaper for families. In 1969 there was the introcution of the 'Divorce Reform Act', making it easier for married couples to get a divorce. It is notivable that religioin is becoming a decline, so more people are accepting divorce as they believe religioin is less important, whereas in the past religioin was highly important and the church would not accept people to remarry.
In the past, divorce was seen as a negative thing, as society at the time was more religious and also churches never allowed people to remarry. In 1997 a survey was carried out which found out that divorce was quickly becoming “normalised” and it was socially acceptable for people to be divorced and even remarried. The views on women and equality have changed recently too. Employment of women has increased over the last year and this has increases their financial independence, so a husband is no longer a necessity for financial security. They can also receive a range of government benefits to
The most widely cited impact of welfare reform was the decline in the welfare caseload, according to Baiver (2002), the number of families receiving welfare fell by 56 percent between 1994 and 2000. However, the success of welfare reform cannot be determined solely on the decrease of welfare caseloads; more important is the question what has happened to the children and families who have left the welfare system? More than 40 studies conducted by states since 1996 showed that about 60 percent of the adults who left welfare were employed. More notable was national data from the census bureau showing that between 1993 and 2000 the percentage of low income, single mothers, with jobs, grew from 58 percent to nearly 75 percent. Employment among never married, the most disadvantaged and least educated subgroup of single mothers , grew from 44 percent to 66 percent an increase of 50 percent over the same period(Haskins, 2011).
Most foster children have seen several different homes and families, suffered from abuse and neglect, and have learning and emotional disabilities. These issues create very unstable emotions that, unless addressed, can carry on into adulthood and affect every aspect of their lives–including their ability to secure gainful employment. The cause of this emotional instability can stem from the treatment they received before they were placed into foster care or even from the foster care situation itself. Because foster children can be moved frequently from home to home, they rarely have time to connect and stay connected to their foster families and friends. The frequent moves also cause many to fall behind in their studies.
At any given moment this relationship can crumble and be so distorted that it would be hard to see that they once referred to each other as family. Since both parties benefits from the relationship, when on loses a friend, so does the other. The networks are made through other networks. They are entangled and intertwined with one argument, it can all be depleted. Tally and Richard were “tight”.
There have been many changes in the death and birth rate for many different reasons which have caused these rates to both increase and decrease throughout the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. In general the trend for birth rates since 1900 is that it has dropped from around 1.1 million to about 0.7 million in 2001. Deaths have generally stayed the same at around 0.6 million wavering back and forth. Fertility rates have also changed from 115 live births per 1000 women aged between 15 and 44 in 1900 to only 54.5 in 2001. Life expectancy in 1900 was only around 47 for men and 50 for women whereas it now in 2013 83 for men and 87 for women.
* How can parents ease the burden for their children? Chapter Six Summary * Children have difficult decisions to make for their parents everyday * Some older adults don’t look forward to anything * “A lot of people are what they do. If they can’t do anything, what are they?” * The elderly sometimes want the control to “end it”, they may not ever use it but they want it * Being a decent example to future generations * Within 25 years, there will be 70 million elderly people in