WHCCD American Family Today Video Reflection

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Throughout history, the roles of family members and the social construction of the family unit have changed.

Watch: "The Changing Family Life" and the short video "The Next America: Modern Families" chronicling changes in family structure from the 1920's through time.

Next, read current statistics and trends regarding the modern family from the Pew Research Center Links to an external site.called "The American Family Today."

Consider the following in a reaction essay:

1. What change was most dramatic after reviewing these two "snapshots in time"? Why did this change stand out to you in significance?

2. What does research report on women in the labor force? What impact does this data suggest increased labor force participation has on family finances and stability?

3. Read about satisfaction with family roles in the report section entitled "Satisfaction, Time, and Support." Links to an external site.What did you find surprising about this data?

4. Summarize your overall reaction to the research on the modern family.

"Reaction: The American Family Today" by Katie Wittman Conklin, West Hills College is

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Across the American culture since the late 1880s, to date, there have been tremendous
changes in as far as family setup is concerned. There are major differences when modern and
family life is compared to past family life. After viewing and reviewing the two videos, video
"The Changing Family Life" and "The Next America: Modern Families", I came across various
changes ranging from changing women’s roles, children’s roles, family roles, and setups as well
as chores in the family among others. The most dramatic change to me however upon reviewing
the videos is the changing women’s roles in the society and family. The reason why this change
stood out to me in significance is ...

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