socio 214 - Public and Private Families Manuella Adelson Manuella Adelson Sociology 214 Professor Public and Private Families Since the beginning of

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Public and Private Families Manuella Adelson Dec 11, 2018
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Manuella Adelson Sociology 214 Professor 12/8/2018 Public and Private Families Since the beginning of time public families dominated the communities, they help raise and help the families that lived in the same area. The public families had duties that were called public goods these things helped other families in many ways such as : child care, schooling, medical help, elderly care, and anyone that is ill. Public families are defined as one or more adults who are jointly caring for dependents, and the dependents themselves. The time leading up to the idea private family things where shifting in all aspects. Things like child care, schooling, medical help, elderly care and more became institutions. These things were practiced outside of the home and they were increasingly getting more and more expensive.The private family is defined as two or more individuals who maintain an intimate relationship that they expect to last indefinitely. The differences in the ways that the public and private families live are so contrast that we will dive in deeper to explore the changes that the families have brought to society. Public families have two sets of benefits and costs that affect other people when an individual or business produces something. The first one is called the positive and that is when something is benefited by others when a person or even a business produces something, but for which the person that is giving isn’t really compensate for it. The negative affect is the “cost imposed on the other person or even business when they produces something that is valuable to it self.” A positive benefit that a “public family produces is a public good this is defined as a thing 1
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that may be enjoyed by people who do not themselves produce them.” A example in the textbook that touches on this topic is “suppose a town raises taxes to build a water filtration plant that cleans a polluted river. It can not stop the residents of other towns downstream from enjoying the cleaner water,yet the residences have paid nothing for the clean up. Each town just assumes some other town would do it,but if no one builds the plant no one gets clean water.” The free-rider problem is the tendency for people to obtain public goods “by letting others do to the work of producing them but metaphorically, the temptation to ride free on the backs of others”. An example for that would children in our society aer only of interest when they expect for families to have and rear children today who will pay taxes when they grow old.
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