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Vanishing Leisure Time

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper discussing the reduced leisure time that Americans now need to try to reclaim. Children can be as stressed as adults, and teens are under increasing pressure to compile a resume acceptable to college admissions counselors. One of the benefits of reduced leisure time is that it does have to ...

A 13 page paper discussing case management issues. Social work and client advocacy take different forms for different individual clients, each of whom have varied backgrounds and experiences. The purpose here is to answer a series of questions about appropriate intervention and case management. The example client is a physically abused Hispanic ...

A 30 page overview of emergency management. Speaking largely from the perspective of the events that unfolded prior to, during, and after Hurricane Katrina, the author addresses such aspects of emergency management as preplanning, evacuation, fire fighting, health care, and housing. Bibliography lists 18 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 10 page paper focusing on the importance of commitment in marriage, and presented in the light of 'religion' as the term is commonly used. Religion in itself can do little to build or preserve a marriage, but faith can. Couples with a strong basis of faith have a much better chance of ...

A 9 page research paper which discusses the effects of maintaining two religions. Four real-life scenarios describe the joys and heartbreaks involved in this dual-relationship struggle. A brief background into Judaism and Catholicism is included. Bibliography contains five sources.

This 5 page paper sets out to prove that marriages with strong religious ties are more likely to continue than those that do not share such commitment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

9 pages in length. The writer reviews three articles relating to marriage, addressing sex, religion, violence and dyadic perspectives. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

This 10 page research paper examines legal service assistance available to the poor in civil cases. Specifically explored are the history of such legal services, what services are provided, who qualifies for services, pro bono lawyers offering such services, and agencies which handle legal services, with particular emphasis upon Pennsylvania. Bibliography lists 7 ...


  • 4 page paper

A 4 page overview of adoption, legal issues, and opinions. Bibliography contains 5 sources.

This 4 page essay offers an example of how a student might choose to describe personal experience with the Pay it Forward philosophy, which is when individuals who have benefitted from the actions of others are motivated by their feelings of gratitude to perform altruistic acts in turn for third parties. This leads into a ...

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 ...

This 8 page paper considers the rights of refugees and asylum seekers on the UK, including those with exceptional leave to remain and those at risk. The paper considers the implications of the Asylum policies enacted from Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 and Nationality and the Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 and how these ...

An 8 page research paper that looks at the intricate details of the two "Acts." Because of space, the paper discusses in detail only those issues that have to do with work and retraining, or "family issues" such as child support and teen education, although there are a number of other issues related to ...

This 3 page essay discusses the requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that stipulates that interpreter services must be provided. Bibliography lists 1 source.

16 pages in length. To discount mental health as playing an integral role within the scope of holistic wellbeing is akin to believing living beings could survive without sunlight. The mind and body work in the same synergistic fashion as the sun and moon; failure to maintain each aspect to its optimum level ...

History of Aging

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page research paper that briefly explores t he history of aging, discussing the age considered to be "old," as well as such factors as retirement trends. The writer also discusses the increase in the older population how this might impact the plans of a student planning to teach sociology at the community college ...

This 6 page paper traces domestic violence from its earliest history to the present day. An emphasis is place on the women’s movement and how it has helped alleviate this problem. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the book A History of Marriage Systems by G. Robina Quale. Additionally, the paper discusses marriage as an institution in both history and in the context of sociology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

8 pages in length. The immigration and assimilation of Asians, Latinos, and African Americans has a history of controversy. Each group has been the subject of harrassment and exteme prejudice. One of the most blatant forms of harassment was the internment of Japanese during World War II. Unlide Latinos and Asians, Africans did not come ...

A 14 page research paper on the history of situational comedies ("sitcoms") and their presentation of the American family during the 1950's and 60's. The writer discusses specific shows, their characters, and the degree of reality presented by them and their on-screen families. Comparisons are made between yesterday and today regarding TV's portrayal of divorce, ...

A 10 page exploration of the history and policy of U.S. Immigration from the 1800's to present. Emphasis is placed upon Mexican, Cuban, and Haitian immigrants; the demands American's put on new immigrants to assimilate; xenophobia; and the cultural and economic factors which shape our immigration policies. Bibliography includes five references.

A 10 page research paper which examines the history of this popular federally-funded program which is designed to enrich the early years of at-risk children by offering a part-day preschool experience which is generally one-year in length. The writer looks at both arguments supporting and criticizing the program before coming to the conclusion that Head ...

Mothers' Organizations

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper discussing the history and effect of organizations formed by women and mothers for the purpose of reform. Bibliography lists 7 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.

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