Essay On Single Family

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A family is made up of two or more people, related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing in the same home. Society’s definition of ‘family’ has changed throughout history and includes blended families, single parents, homosexual couples, among others. Families are more ethnically, racially, religiously and stylistically diverse than half a generation ago — than even half a year ago (Natalie Angier). The “old-fashioned” idea that the family is a first time, stabile married couple with kids of their own is now becoming just one type of the term family. Although family has always been the people you are related to, the way we view it has changed drastically and the whole idea of what ‘family’ is has changed in many ways due to the many…show more content…
A lot of single parents have an income below the established poverty level (Journal of Extension, pg.1) Single parent households exist in a different socioeconomic pool than married households. The reason that single parenting affects the parent economically is because that the parent is often forced to leave their workplace in order to raise a kid on their own. According to the single mother statistic guide, 1 in every 4 children under the age of 18, which totals to 17.4 million, are being raised without a father and nearly 45% live below the poverty…show more content…
A poll done by Pew Research Center in 2003 showed that 56% of Americans agreed with the statement, “allowing gays and lesbians to legally marry would undermine the traditional American family,” and today only 46% of people say this. The percentage is slowly decreasing in the amount of people who do not believe with same-sex marriages because they do not think it would make a ‘traditional American family.’ Multiracial family or interracial family is a family that consists of multiple races. Multiracial Americans are at the cutting edge of social and demographic change in the United States and growing at a rate three times as fast as the population as a whole, according to Pew Research center. Of course, older generations have a harder time accepting this way of life due to the way they were raised. However, A USA TODAY poll found that 86 percent of Americans approve black-white marriages, compared with 48% in 1991. The poll also found that among ages 18-37, 97 percent approved. The younger generation has a "greater acceptance of diversity” according to a Pew
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