نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دانشیار جامعهشناسی دانشگاه پسیفیک لوتران email@example.com
2 دانشآموختۀ دکتری جامعهشناسی مسائل اجتماعی، دانشگاه یزد (مترجم مسئول)
3 دانشجوی دکتری جامعهشناسی، دانشگاه یزد
عنوان مقاله [English]
The institutional family is dynamic, because it is transformed by the changes that are taking place in the social context around it. Nevertheless, there is a kind of historical connection in the institution of the family that is rooted in past practices and ideologies. In addition, there is more diversity in families today than ever before.
This article examines the relationship between family policy and various aspects of family life in the United States, with an emphasis on the status of the family institution and the welfare and social security government.
During the demographic changes of American society, the struggles of lower families have worsened due to the lack of public and welfare policies to support families. On the other hand, most of the US government's spending on welfare programs and social policies is spent on social security and the health of the elderly. In fact, social policy has been used to improve the well-being of some families, and at the same time, the same policy has been indifferent to (or even against) the well-being of other families. The US welfare state is a weak state compared to other developed countries. Family life has undergone many changes, but some conditions, including inequalities created in families following a hierarchy of gender, race, and class, have persisted.
Although, as social actors, our individual choices and opportunities are limited by the social context around us, institutions and structures can still be changed.