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Unformatted text preview: th century (19 th century-20 th century) Industrial Revolution, integration of technology/factories Changes the nature of work, destabilizes the center of work as being the family More schooling Decrease in child mortality rates Average number of children per household declines Urbanization Immigration o Change the way people think about children and childhood Family cares for the child SOCI 305 2 1/14/2010 Growth of wealth, notion of childhood as innocent and pure again in contrast to urban problems created by industrial revolution o Recurring themes : Tension throughout history between authoritarian and permissive modes of parenting Social construction of childhood How has the social construction of childhood changed over time? Why has it shifted?...
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