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The Child's Worst Interests: Socio-legal Taboos on Same-Sex Parenting and Their Impact on Children's Well-Being.

The Child's Worst Interests: Socio-legal Taboos on Same-Sex Parenting and Their Impact on Children's Well-Being. | Marriage and Family | Scoop.it

Triger, Zvi. "The Child's Worst Interests: Socio-Legal Taboos On Same-Sex Parenting And Their Impact On Children's Well-Being." Israel Studies Review 28.2 (2013): 264-281.Academic Search Premier. Web. 13 Mar. 2014.

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Low-income women’s employment experiences and their financial, personal, and family well-being.

Low-income women’s employment experiences and their financial, personal, and family well-being. | Marriage and Family | Scoop.it

Coley, Rebekah Levine, and Caitlin McPherran Lombardi. "Low-Income Women’S Employment Experiences And Their Financial, Personal, And Family Well-Being." Journal Of Family Psychology 28.1 (2014): 88-97. PsycARTICLES. Web. 8 Mar. 2014.

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From 2000 to 2009, the percentage of single mothers with a household income below the poverty level rose from thirty-three to thirty-nine percent (U.S. Census 2000, 2009).This means that low-income mothers have unsteady income and may mean dangerous psychological repercussions for themselves and their families. CW

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"Young Adult Outcomes Associated With Teen Pregnancy Among High-Risk Girls..."

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Leve, Leslie D. "Young Adult Outcomes Associated With Teen Pregnancy Among High-Risk Girls..." Journal Of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 22.5 (2013): 421-434. Academic Search Premier. Web. 8 Mar 2014

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In the field of sociology, a study was done showing that teen pregnancy is, in fact, associated with harmful outcomes for girls, such as drug use and bad parenting. This particular issue is one that can create a huge change in the social dynamics because more and more teens are becoming pregnant and if that leads to drug use and bad parenting then there is going to be increasing number of teens using drugs; the children that are affected will also be a direct repercussion because today's children are the future. TS

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Modern Family Matters

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The next ‘neglected topic’ suggested by you loyal readers is family breakdown and the rise of single-parent households.
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"Modern Family Matters," by Nicholas Kristof, is located in the "Opinion Pages" of the New York Times. Kristof explores causes and effects of an often "neglected" but vital issue: family breakdowns and the rise of singleparent households. This relates to the topic of changing social relationships because the relationships within the household can have social repercussions outside of the household on the family as well as others.   T.S.

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The All-or-Nothing Marriage

The All-or-Nothing Marriage | Marriage and Family | Scoop.it
Couples can be happier now than ever before. But it’s rare.
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 "The All or Nothing Marriage" is under the "Opinion" section of the New York Times. Eli J. Finkel gives a perspective on the marriages of today. It provides an inside view of the marriage and what another person feels about it. It is related to our overall class theme, because it looks at the extremes of marriage. CV

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The Limits of Marriage as a Path Out of Poverty

The Limits of Marriage as a Path Out of Poverty | Marriage and Family | Scoop.it
Emphasis on marriage as a solution to poverty fights against demographic trends, the track record of policy interventions, and gains made by single mothers, an economist writes.
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Jared Bernstein's piece was found in the Economix section. Bernstein argues that marriage does help children to have a better life, and also brings up that argument that single families need attention from policy makers to better their children's lives. "The Limits of Marriage as a Path Out of Poverty" relates to our overall class theme because it looks at the direct link between marriage, economic stability, and the welfare of children in each type of family structure. CW

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Can Marriage Cure Poverty?

Can Marriage Cure Poverty? | Marriage and Family | Scoop.it
Everyone in Washington seems to think so. It’s too bad they’re wrong.
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The Economy section of the New York Times brings "Can Marriage Cure Poverty." It brings up statistics comparing the incomes of married couples and those of single headed households. The author, Annie Lowery, also points out that today about four in ten children are born to an unmarried mother. She shows that getting divorced is found to be economically worse than not getting married in the first place. Being financially sound makes for a lasting and successful marriage, and being in poverty ends marriages. 

This article relates to our theme of changing social relationships because it shows specific numbers from today's society. There is a macroeconomic issue in today's society: in order to save marriage we would have to end poverty.

-JA

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Family Foundations Let Affluent Leave a Legacy

Family Foundations Let Affluent Leave a Legacy | Marriage and Family | Scoop.it
The foundations teach family members the value of giving back.
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Kerry Hanson's discourse was under the "Your Money" section of the New York Times. It follows a family and their spread of wealth to help others through a family foundation. Almost every member of the family is involved in the foundation to keep it going. Looking at the positives of generosity fits well into our overarching class theme. CV

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Effects of parental separation and divorce on very young children.

Effects of parental separation and divorce on very young children. | Marriage and Family | Scoop.it

Written by Clarke-Stewart, K. Alison, U California, Dept of Psychology & Social Ecology, Irvine, CA, US

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Divorce can affect young children throughout their lives not just from the time being, but years down the road. The sample included seventy-three never-married mothers and ninety-seven separated mothers. A comparison group of 170 was conditionally randomly selected from the two-parent families. Children in two-parent families performed better than children in one-parent families on assessments of cognitive and social abilities, problem behavior, attachment security, and behavior with mother. -JS

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Media and Polygamy: A Critical Analysis of Sister Wives.

Media and Polygamy: A Critical Analysis of Sister Wives. | Marriage and Family | Scoop.it

Polygamist lifestyles in the media. Written by Derek A. Jorgenson.

 

Jorgenson, Derek A. "Media And Polygamy: A Critical Analysis Of Sister Wives." Communication Studies 65.1 (2014): 24-38. Academic Search Premier. Web. 13 Mar. 2014.

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Current research has shown that a cultural shift of increasing media portrayals of gay and lesbians has improved; a similar shift might be underway for polygamists. The Learning Channel (TLC) has been the first network to shed light upon the polygamist lifestyle.

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Can Marriage Cure Poverty?

Can Marriage Cure Poverty? | Marriage and Family | Scoop.it
Everyone in Washington seems to think so. It’s too bad they’re wrong.
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The Economy section of the New York Times brings "Can Marriage Cure Poverty." It brings up statistics comparing the incomes of married couples and those of single headed households. The author, Annie Lowery, also points out that today about four in ten children are born to an unmarried mother. She shows that getting divorced is found to be economically worse than not getting married in the first place. Being financially sound makes for a lasting and successful marriage, and being in poverty ends marriages. 

This article relates to our theme of changing social relationships because it shows specific numbers from today's society. There is a macroeconomic issue in today's society: in order to save marriage we would have to end poverty.

-JA

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Is Hookup Culture Leaving Your Generation Unhappy and Unprepared for Love?

Is Hookup Culture Leaving Your Generation Unhappy and Unprepared for Love? | Marriage and Family | Scoop.it
Is yours “a generation that’s terrified of and clueless about the A B C’s of romantic intimacy”? Why or why not?
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"Is Hookup Culture Leaving Your Generation Unhappy and Unprepared for Love?" by Katherine Schulten was found in the Learning Network Section of the New York Tmes.  In this particular piece, Schulten brings about the question- "Are youth today putting off meaningful relationships in favor of hookups?" If so, is leading them to a surprise when they get older and begin searching for more sincere and/or romantic relationships? This relates to our overall theme of "Changing Social Relationships" because how we date now could have a direct impact on how relationships evolve in the future.       T.S.

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Connected: Love in the Time of the Internet

Connected: Love in the Time of the Internet | Marriage and Family | Scoop.it
Young women respond to a Sunday Review essay, “Romance at Arm’s Length.”
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This was found in the Opinion Pages/Letters section. Two people, Metzdorff and Mosher, stated their opinions on this topic. Metzdorff explains how people in this decade depend on their electronic devices to talk to people and meet people. She states how we use our phones to avoid awkward moments, such as, when you are walking past someone you don't know and you don't want to make eye contact with, or if you are alone in a public place with nothing to do. Also, it ties in with meeting people for the first time; people like to text them first until they get to know them before they meet them face to face, so therefore it's not awkward when they first meet.

Mosher explains how students continue to participate in these types of relationships. They believe it is easier to communicate this way, so they don't have to face any repercussions with the person on the other side of the screen.  People also use online dating now to help find love instead of meeting a person randomly and getting their number like people use to. This relates to our class theme, because it analyzes young adult's relationships.

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How Does the Classic Marriage Plot Stand Up in 2014?

How Does the Classic Marriage Plot Stand Up in 2014? | Marriage and Family | Scoop.it
Francine Prose and Dana Stevens discuss whether the classic marriage plot — desire, courtship, happily ever after — is still relevant in 2014.
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Francine Prose and Dana Stevens' argument was found in the Sunday Book Review section. Prose finds that people's views on romance and marriage are not clearly defined. An individual can be both an idealist and a realist when it comes to love. Stevens argues that love itself is evolving; we are intrigued about "abnormal" relationships and more imaginative in our own. This article is related to our overall class theme because it analyzes and questions the meanings of love and marriage. CW

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Movie Date Night Can Double as Therapy

Movie Date Night Can Double as Therapy | Marriage and Family | Scoop.it
A study of couples seeking marriage counseling found that guided discussions after viewing relationship movies can be as helpful as two intensive therapist-led counseling methods.
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This unique persuasive piece is from the Well- Health section. The main study in Parker-Pope's article was asking couples to watch romantic movies to help "improve" or "stabilize" their relationship with one another. Parker-Pope explains how in a study of 174 couples, the divorce or separation rate was eleven percent and twenty-four percent of the controlled couples who watched love movies and talked about it after stayed together and it helped improve their relationship. Relationships are changing in today's society. In other words, relationships back in the day were strong and didn't need help from movies or other media. Now it seems like everyone wants to fall in love as soon as they can and sometimes when people move into things too fast, problems start happening. This is where having a movie date night with each other and talking about the movie can also help as therapy. This piece fits in our class theme because it shows a creative solution to disharmony in relationships today.

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