over many years, as well as the more popular and common norm of cohabiting and having children without being wed that is experienced in Colombia. My familial trend presents similar to the way it does in the United States, just on a larger scale. Colombia has one of the lowest marriage rates in the world, one of the lowest divorce rates, and highest rates of having children out of wedlock. While the rates there are much higher, they are still trending similarly to the United States, which makes for interesting conversation and investigation into societal differences between the two countries in regards to my chosen trend. I believe this trend exists similarly in both countries because the world is more connected
SOC-317 Milestone Two: Research Plan 4 than ever before, and people are being influenced in similar ways around the world, despite economic, cultural, or governmental differences. Relevant variables include economic influence, population density, and access to resources. I believe the reason that Colombias rates are much higher than the United States is because the population density is much higher, and the economy is much more stagnant. Money is hard to come by there, and the Colombian dollar is not worth anywhere near ours. People cohabitate, have children, and then cannot afford to feed them, get married, or survive, and thus the rates are much higher in other countries. The Labor market is also worse in Colombia, making it harder to support ones self, let alone a full family and marriage. This trend negatively impacts modern families because it make sit harder to create an environment of social interactionism, which I believe to be an enormous impact on familial relationship development, and influence on growing children.Without proper development of
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