Unit 7: Assignment – Analysis Paper 5
- Evaluate the causes and consequences of balancing work and family
- Apply rational choice and social exchange theory to family
- Choose an article on the topic this week that was not assigned in the Ferguson readings/discussion.
- Write an analysis of a minimum of 500 words on the issues presented in the article and apply one of the family theories to the article.
- Apply at least 3 terms/concepts learned this week in your paper. Concepts for the week can be found at the end of the chapters in the supplemental readings in the free online Hammond, Cheney and Pearsey text.
- Please underline or bold the 3 terms and the theory in your paper.
- The topic of your paper must be on one of the readings in the Ferguson text not assigned in the discussion.
Ferguson readings to choose from:
- “Fast track Women and the Choice to Stay Home”
- “Negotiating Work and Parenting Over the Life Course: Mexican Family Dynamics in a Binational Context”
- “Great Expectations? Working and Middle Class Cohabitators’ Expected and Actual Divisions of Housework”
- “Creating a Caring Society”