In contemporary society, divorce is quite a common practice. The average number of divorces per thousand inhabitants in 2007 was 2,0 in the European Union (OECD, 2008; cited in Spruijt & Kormos, 2010) and for instance in Norway, almost one out of two marriages ends in divorce (Statistics Norway, 2002; cited in Storksen, Roysamb, Holmen & Tambs, 2006). Children of these couples are often affected by divorces or parental separations. A lot of research has been conducted in order to investigate the possible effects on children associated with parental separation. The aim of this essay, and thus its thesis question, is to compare and contrast three academic sources that discuss the effects of divorce on children.
Results Statistically, forty- four percent of children were regularly cared for by grandparents at each age. Throughout the sample, key correlates of grandparent care were maternal age at education (Ferguson, E. 2008). In families without access to paid help with childcare, the child’s ordinal position, maternal employment, the mother’s recall of parenting by her own mother and the reasons for choosing this type of childcare was associated with variations in grandparent care. Grandparent care was associated with some elevated rates of hyperactivity and peer difficulties at age 4, but these were largely attributed in the types of families using grandparent care. Discussion
Studies have shown that children who have come from urban, low-income and minority parents are investigated far more than the “average” family for child abuse and neglect (Child Welfare League of America, 2005). In 2008 a survey was conducted to gather just how many children were in the welfare system versus the percentage of the total child population and the results were alarming. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey, the African American child population was only 14% while 31% were in foster care versus the White; non-Hispanic child population was 56% to 40% in foster care (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2011). Knowing the external factors that exist that include poverty, instability of homes, and a lack of resources are part that affect the child welfare system and the ethnic
Assess the reasons given by sociologists for the increasing diversity of families and households in the 21st century Sociologists have identified the many changes in society that have affected the structure of the family. This includes smaller families, more childless couples, single person households and empty nest families. One very clear change in British family life is the decrease in the average number of children people have. The average number of children per family was 2.4 in 1971, compared to 1.6 in 2001. Women are having children later.
This means that all the young people will have the food and shelter needed to grow up and this will help reproduce a stable society. The family also offers a place for the stabilisation of adult personalities, the family is a pace where adults can relax and release tension. This allows them to be more focused on their jobs which are essential for wider society. D) Functionalist sociologist believe that the family performs vital functions for the maintenance of wider society and for the individual members of the family, because of this they believe that the family is a key institution of society, and the nuclear family structure is the best family structure. This strong view has helped us assess whether the nuclear family is best or even if this family structure is the most dominant.
Post-Divorce Parenting COMM 110 Specific Purpose- The purpose of this speech is to inform my audience of the problems of post-divorce parenting. Central Idea- There are many mistakes that divorces parents can make while raising their child/ren. There are also some helpful tips for successful parenting through a divorce. Introduction I. As of 2009, the divorce rate in the United States is around 50 percent.
The nature of family life has changed significantly. The traditional family has become something like a museum piece. It is worth mentioning that according to the statistic data, marriage as such is clearly under threat, both from divorce and from the growing trend for unmarried cohabitation. The study carried out by The National Center for Health Statistics shows that in 2008 40 % of all marriages in the America ended in divorce and about 36 % of births were out of wedlock. In future a family as a phenomenon will probably disappear at all.
Marriage and Family Therapy: The History and Development of Marriage and Family Therapy Shanikqua Sharp Liberty University COUN 501-D29 Professor Stanley McCreary December 14, 2011 ABSTRACT Marriage is an institution designed God to be the foundation for a strong and healthy family. Its intent was to establish a relationship of built on the foundation of love that encompasses, trust, solidarity, unity and intimacy for the purpose procreation. Marriage was intended to be forever. Unfortunately marriage occurs between two imperfect people thus causing for discord and misunderstanding. Despite our commitment and love, our family relationships bring us both joy and challenges.
According to the data from the National Surveys of Family Growth from 1973, 1982, 1988, and 1995, that out of the 9.9 million women who had ever considered adoption, 16% had taken steps towards adoption, and 31% of these had actually adopted a child. (National Center of Health Statistics) B. The bigger the number of people who consider adoption will result in more adoptions being made, and the more children’s lives we change for the better. BODY 1. The top three reasons for adopting a child have to do with sharing.
If this is true, it leaves us with 25% of children of divorce will have psychological, social, or behavioral issues. There are many different factors that contribute to these issues, from gender, to age, and the nature of the divorce can have huge influences on the affects the child feels. Being a child of divorce myself, I plan to look at this from the male’s perspective and compare and contrast the experiences of myself at sixteen, and my little brother at age eleven. To understand how broad reaching divorce is, we can look at some statistics. It is generally accepted that the divorce rate in the United States hovers around fifty percent.