chapter 11 outline

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Dustin Johnson Sociology 2100 Chapter 11 Outline 11/5/07 How Can We Solve the Problem of Families? Decreasing Poverty to Help Families o One social problem that could have a big influence on American families is getting families who are in poverty out of poverty o Poverty is probably the most stressful variable a family can deal with It can lead to stress which in turn can lead to lower self esteem for parents, more arguing about finances, more spouse or child abuse, greater strains on marriage, and more divorces Enough Jobs and Enough Decent Paying Jobs o Problems with the job structure Capitalism does not create enough jobs Capitalism does not create enough decent paying jobs for all the people to live a decent lifestyle o The kind of economy we have is directly related to the problems families have o We need to created a progressive tax system that takes pressure off lower income families by allowing them to keep more of their take home pay and developing a social service system that meets the unmet needs of many people o Simply providing a living wage could help families a lot o We need to continually look for ways to create more decent paying jobs and when not enough jobs are created we will need to have other alternatives ready to address the needs of families Creating Racial/Ethnic Equality to Help Families o As long as we have racial / ethnic prejudice and discrimination we will have racial / ethnic inequality o These social problems will lead to a number of families not being able to have the same
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