Men also no help with housework and childcare, also couple now spend their leisure time together instead of separately with workmates or female relatives. They are more home-centred or privatised. Young and Willmott found that the symmetrical family was more common among younger couples, those who are geographically and socially isolated, and the more affluent. Young and Willmott then give several reasons for the development of the symmetrical family; Living standards have improved and possibly less housework is needed to be done in keeping the house a healthy environment. Value of wages have risen and more wives are working in paid employment, therefore are possibly seen as on the same level as the husband.
She did have a salary which may not be as good or as high than the men but was of course a great help to the family and a privilege to her.By 1850, employers did have better economic improvements which benefits a women coming from a middle class. If I work more, I earn more so there was a possibility to improve the income and life during that time. During this era, there was wars and that was actually the best time for a women to work because she could actually get a work easily and still be useful as her husband went to war. By working in a factory during the industrial revolution, I get money to buy my food which means that I could actually eat more food and food of a higher nutritional quality. Another reason why factory work is better according to me is the fact that if I worked in my own cottage, the income would be for the whole family ( the whole family earn a sum) but by working in a factory, we get paid individualy in the family which brings more money and of course if we have a cottage some merchants could actually mess of stock of materials.
Americans are far more socially isolated today than they were two decades ago, and a sharply growing number of people say they have no one in whom they can confide, according to a comprehensive new evaluation of the decline of social ties in the United States. There are far too many Americans who consider Social Websites such as Face Book an actual social life. In truth, this is social isolation. These people are sitting at a computer keying in a conversation instead of actually interacting with another human being on a personal and physical level. This particular study shows that many Americans who once depended on the support of friends and family now suffer through traumatic experiences alone (S.Vedantam, 2006).
In fact, due to loss of industry, between 1960 and 1981, more than 1.6 million manufacturing jobs were lost in the UK. In 1994, the inner cities of Britain had an unemployment rate 50% higher than the rest of the country, indicating that urban decline is dominant in inner-city areas; the distribution of which do tend to be clearly defined. Since the 1950s there has been widespread movement of employment away from the large conurbations to smaller urban and rural areas, which has had a knock-on effect on the deterioration of the physical and social environment and furthering the economic decline, all of which are components of
They believe this as women now go out to work, despite the fact it may only be part-time, its far more than it used to be. Additionally, men now help with housework and childcare. From their studies in London, they found that the symmetrical family was more common among younger couples who were geographically and socially isolated e.g. the young couples who moved away to Bethnal Green and were living at a distance from the extended family were more likely to have a symmetrical relationship. They see the rise in the symmetrical family as a result of major social changes in the past century; changes in women position, including married women going out to work, geographical mobility, more couples living away from the communities in which they grew up.
Many may argue that the falling economy and the wealthy not wanting to share their shares is to blame for the raising rates of poverty here in the states. Poverty of course, has a lot to do with money and income but underneath that it is has a deeper story. Stories of how different people are suffering from it and how they are managing to live day by day. It almost seems as if it’s a foreign nation of its own and you only understand the concepts if you are in it. There is no doubt that here in America we are dealing with one of the greatest economic downfalls.
However, Americans, regardless of all these progressions, feel unhappier in their government as they feel that their country has a fundamentally flawed political system; and have declining faith in their democracy. The Implications of this are that political participation has declined dramatically, since the 1960’s the voter turnout for presidential elections has fallen 20%. Voting is the least demanding of civic duties, other civic duties include party membership or participation in a school council. The past 40 years has seen an even more dramatic decrease in these kinds of political engagement. Some people blame this loss of faith in democracy on Watergate and Vietnam; however the doubt in government began before these events.
Just come home to your lonely house everyday and sit and watch TV by yourself. To me that is not successful ether. Ether way, I guess what I’m saying, is money does not always bring happiness or success; however I do think it is required for me to be successful. Money will not make happiness for me ether, I think it is a means to achieve your goals and be truly successful. I believe a true success, and what I hope with all my heart to achieve, is to have enough money to get a decent house, not a mansion by any means.
All party leaders have complained to the BBC at some point which suggests it is impartial. Many people believe TV is more important than newspapers because much less papers are bought at present days as opposed to times before Internet and Television. Also many people simply do not buy newspapers because the information can be accessed online elsewhere for free. However with newspaper companies still wanting to make money from their internet pages, many, such as the Sun have a subscription fee. This leads many people to opt for different websites such as
Although Johnson and fellow couch potatoes would truly love to believe that watching TV works wonders on your brain, it is surely a fantasy with no relation to real life Johnsons’ main argument is that TV has gotten more complicated over the years and our brains have to compensate for that. The calls this the Sleeper Curve and defines it: “The most debased forms of mass diversion- video games and violent TV dramas and juvenile sitcoms,- turn out to be nutritional after all” (215). More simply put, that even if TV is really bad, it is still a force for good, improving our brains and not making us dumb. Johnson compares what you gain from TV to what you gain from reading: attention, patience, retention, and parsing narrative threads. The complexity of TV places demands on the same cognitive qualities.