Academic Papers on Family Issues

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This 17 page report discusses the 'baby boom' generation (Americans born between 1946 and 1964) in terms of their retirement plans, options, and likely economic realities. This report examines general issues related to retirement and baby boomers but focuses on the issues confronting women of the baby boom generation as they move toward their retirement ...

A 5 page paper which discusses some of the conditions surrounding the migration of various Latino groups into the United States as is illustrated in 'Gendered Transitions' by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, 'City on the Edge: the transformation of Miami' by Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick, and 'Immigrant America' by Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut. No ...

In this 5 page report, the writer makes an excellent argument for monogamy-- describing it in an historical context as actually outdating polygamy. The evolution of hunting societies and the imbalance of sexes in society are two of the many causal factors attributed to the unfortunate rise of polygamy. In great detail, the writer also ...

Monogamy & Polygamy

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper examines the practices of monogamy and polygamy and concludes that monogamy is the best choice. The conclusion comes after an examination of a variety of cultures that have allowed for multiple spouses. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Chinese Family Systems

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper on Chinese families, comparing contemporary situations with traditional. The writer details Chinese wedding customs, gender power, patriarchy and the traditional family structure juxtaposed in modern life. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page paper on the Cuban and Haitian boat people. The writer focuses on the plight of the Marielitos -- Cuban refugees who braved the treacherous waters of the Gulf in an attempt to reach America, where, they hope, they will be able to seek asylum from the oppression of their native land. Detailing ...

A 4 page paper discussing the means used by various ethnic leaders to adapt to American society and culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the FOX television network's long running half-hour show 'The Simpsons.' The program's characters are representative of American family life, American dreams and goals, and American humor. Bibliography lists four sources.

An 8 page research paper exploring the deaf community. The writer argues the Deaf and Hard of Hearing should be considered a cultural minority group and offers evidence to support the premise. Different aspects of life for the Deaf are explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 15 page research paper that examines how having a sibling who has a disability affects the psychological and emotional development of normally developing siblings. The writer particularly focuses on how having a hearing impaired brother or sister impacts a family, and this includes a brief summary of the controversy over how best to educate ...

2 pages in length. The writer offers a brief overview of Oliver Sacks' book about how the deaf community has overcome inherent obstacles to finally be accepted as part of society. No additional sources cited.

This 5 page paper provides an overview of deaf culture. The history of how the deaf have been educated in the U.S. is explored. The controversy over inclusion is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

5 page essay exploring the role of the extended family in Black families. Anecdotes as well as formal research studies are reported. The importance of the extended family which includes blood-related and nonblood-related persons cannot be overestimated for the African-American family particularly in helping the youth deal with prejudice. Bibliography lists 5 references.

This 11 page report examines many aspects of Italian immigration. Health, occupation and other issues are explored, including a look at Italian neighborhoods in the New York area. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Beginning with a history of reasons Puerto Ricans came to the mainland, this 15 page research paper delves into the psychology of today's new migrant and the need for empathetic social service programs. It is argued that Puerto Ricans can best be serviced by those who are of their own culture, or at least -- ...

A 10 page paper focusing on this topic. The writer looks at the impact on the US of Puerto Rican migration, and examines how this ethnic group has assimilated into the culture. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Gay Marriages

  • 9 page paper

A thorough 9 page discussion of the social, political, and economic implications of gay marriages in today's society. The writer concludes that NO viable argument exists to justify the denial of marriage rights to homosexuals. Bibliography lists 10+ sources.

A 10 page research paper exploring the question: should gays be allowed to adopt children? Both sides of the 'gay adoption' controversy are presented with an analysis of the arguments offered. Finally, the writer takes and defends a position in favor of gay adpotion rights. Bibliography includes 11 references.

Same-Sex Marriages

  • 15 page paper

15 pages in length. Morality is a grand issue upon which lives are built and destroyed. Veering off course into immoral territory is just where marriages are headed when the wedded couple is of the same sex. Religion is opposed of such acceptance; the general public, for the most part, believes it to be ...

This 20 page research paper explores the social impact, legal issues, and controversies surrounding the issue of gays adopting children. Both conservatives and activists offer evidence to support their positions in terms of the effect gay parenting has on children. Legal issues are being fought in most states, a battle renewed as a result of ...

A 6 page paper concerning the controversial issue of same sex couples and adoption. The issues discussed are the "morality" of being a gay parent, stands taken for and against the issue, etc-- the writer is in favor of adoption rights for gay couples. Counter-arguments are presented and then attacked--asserting that just because homosexuals are ...

An 8 page research paper in which the writer looks at both sides of the gay adoption controversy -- examining a number of relevant case examples, laws, and policies in different states & regions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 5 page essay argues that teen marriages do last. Despite statistics to the contrary, and a social structure that discourages these unions, there are compelling reasons for people to marry early. It is further shown that there is a lack of adequate data to support the notion that adolescent marriages fail. Bibliography lists 4 ...

This 5 page overview on wedding ceremonies held for slaves in nineteenth century America details customs such as 'jumping the broom.' The role of the church is also addressed. The paper ends with marriage statistics from the time period. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 9 page paper considers the roles of both the interviewer and interviewee and techniques and social factors utilized by both in their interactions that impacts the outcomes of the interview process. This paper evaluates the differentiations in the roles, but also considers elements like gender, perceived truthfulness and the impact of the need for ...

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