In contrast, in more modern times, unwed mothers are more abundantly seen and accepted. In spite of what hardships it may bring, babies born to unwed mothers are now more often taken home to be raised by the mother and or extended family. Nevertheless, the most common reason for a mother to place her child up for adoption remains to be due to her being single. Secondly, in the 1950s society mainly concentrated on the negative views of being an unwed mother. The age of a person at the time of marriage was significantly lower than the age of today.
To what extent did women’s lives change 1850-1901? Women’s lives may not have changed a great deal between the years 1850 and 1901 but the changes that did occur did have an impact on women’s lives. Though there may have been some much bigger changes that came after this time period, it was the changes that happened in these years that kick started the change for women politically and socially. In 1850 women’s roles within society were extremely restricted and they had very limited opportunities. Women were expected to marry, have children and financially they were expected to be fully dependent on their husbands.
When she then returned in the 90s she found that the list had flipped, with jobs and careers being in first place. This shows how attitudes have changed in a short time, making singlehood more popular. Another reason for the growth in singlehood could be the influence feminism has. More women are choosing to live alone, due to having the capacity to do so, as they don’t need the financial stability marriage once gave them. Feminism has
These changes in fertility shows that more women are remaining childless than in the past and women are postponing having children, older women may be less fertile and have fewer fertile years remaining, so they produce fewer children. Sociologist have identified many reason for the decline in birth rate since 1900, these reasons involve a range of social, economic, cultural, legal, political and technological factors. Changes in the position of women also plays a role in the decline of birth rate, this is because there was a major change in the position of women during the 20th century. The change in position of women include legal equality with men, including the right to vote, increased educational opportunity this enabled girls to do better at school than boy. More women in paid employment, plus laws outlawing unequal pay and sex discrimination.
The changes that occurred include greater equality, rights to vote, rights to divorce, work opportunities and the availability of contraception to control their fertility, due these factors women are no longer frowned upon on for having ambitions and goals to achieve before they settle down and start a family. The changes in society’s attitude towards women has led to more freedom and the choice of whether they have children or pursue a career; therefore due to such freedom for women compared to 100 years ago the birth rate has declined and thus the family sizes have also declined. In the UK the average age for a woman to give birth to her first child is 28 however 100 years ago women were expected to be married and at least planning a family in their late teens or early twenties, the fact that this statistic has risen has an impact on the birth rate across the UK and therefore the family sizes, this is due to the fact that women now have less time to have a lot of children and create a large family before they become infertile. The fact that women are starting a family at a later age may be due to the fact that they set out to go to university and get a
Alicia has been wondering about her chances for a job in nursing. 2. An argument between my mpther and father affected all the children in the family. 3. Elderly people in our neighborhood are becoming substitute grandparents to many children without olser realatives in the area.
She was the oldest out of eight siblings; she had both 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Due to the many siblings she had, she wasn’t able to attend college, thus being able to meet my grandfather Clearance in the year 1955. Together they had a total of six kids, in which my grandmother stayed home and cared for them, while my grandfather open and ran his own personal construction business. Much is to be said about my grandmother, but I could talk days on end about her. She is by far one of the most influential people in my life, her hard-work and optimism are just two of the things I admire most about her.
If we take a step back in time (roughly 60 years ago) families worked hard, and tended to the home as though it were a job as well. Bringing it back to present day, the average american family has more electronic device running their household than they do family members. We rely far to heavily drive through diners to provide dinner, and the dinning room table has all but become extinct. Our priority have shifted, and our young families and children of today’s society haven’t had the role models and ground rules of life passed down to them like our Mother’s and Father’s. Women care about their appearances and have taken “staying young” to the extreme.
Breaking the Norms Things have changed dramatically within the last 50 years, even the last 10 years. The social norms are not what they were, and the behaviors that people exhibit are far from what society used to call 'normal'. I think that we all have our own share of traits that we display on a day to day basis. Personally, when I think of traditional male/female roles, I think of the 'I Love Lucy' days. When the man would be off at work, working all day, while the woman was left at home to tend to the house, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the baby etc.
“What about the positive for society effects of caring for the elderly?” The family structure has changed considerably over the years. We are now a more mobile society with more emphasis on the nuclear family. After children are grown, they tend to leave their parents in search of their own families. The elderly parents tend to be left alone and after retirement in most instances, they do not have adequate fiancés for medical care. Through Medicare, the society is able to contribute to the elderly Medicare care indiscriminately.