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Prof. Medina - Soc. 102 - Marriage and the Family: Home

Purpose of this Guide

This guide will help you conduct research on your topic.  Make sure you read over your assignment:

A. Identify the functions of family for the capitalist economic system and debate whether the form of family life in contemporary America reflects the functional requirements of this system.


B. Debate whether economic and policy developments in recent decades have strengthened and weakened American families.


C. Identify policies that might still help American families better cope with the pressures coming from economic globalization, de-industrialization and growing economic inequality.

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