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Unformatted text preview: 21A230; SP 456J THIRD WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT This assignment is an exercise to get you to think comprehensively about policy-making and families. You are to construct a model of a much better, or perfect, family system for the U.S., to come about by the year 2007. What, in your opinion, would the most optimal family system look like? The concept of “family system” refers to the system made up of present-day families, including the opinions held by the majority of citizens about families as they ought to be. Of course none of us has full knowledge about every aspect of either actual families or what people think would be ideal families. Don’t worry about the incompleteness of your knowledge, just begin your discussion of present-day families and Americans’ notions about ideal families by saying something like “the following is my impression of what the present-day family system in the U.S. looks like, and what the majority of Americans believe families ought to look like.” International students: don’t worry that you know less than native-born Americans; if you use the...
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- Spring '03
- Nuclear family, present-day family