I need help with response to the attached. SOC110_4002 SOCIOLOGY OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

I need help with response to the attached.


SOC110_4002 SOCIOLOGY OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY


Lesson 11 Discussion 1


QUESTION: How can we bridge the gap in wages between men and women in the United States?


RESPONSE TO PEER POSTS NEEDED




Magan Schoeben



(150 WORDS).

Hello Everyone, 

When I think of bridging the wage gap between men and women in the United States, the first thing that comes to my mind is wage transparency. I believe that companies should have to share their wages publicly. In fact, some countries have already adopted wage transparency laws. If employers had the pressure of publicly posting what everyone’s wage was, far fewer women would be taken advantage of. Another struggle for women is finding childcare. To work, a mother must find childcare. Most daycares are only open from 6 or 7 am to 5 or 6 pm. This really limits the amount of jobs a woman with children can work. On top of that, the amount a person has to pay per child can make it difficult to find a job that makes it worth it, especially if multiple children require care. I believe there should be greater help for women and families of low income in general who require child care. The minimum wage needs to increase. If someone making minimum wage works full time, they will still not make enough to survive without some assistance or relief. Many women are working entry-level jobs. Another way we can bridge this gap is to continue to advocate for women. Women can do anything they put their minds to and work the same jobs as men do. My husband works for an iron ore mine. He has several female coworkers, who all make the same wage thanks to their union. There is even a women’s union division called Women of Steel. These women are an excellent example of what a woman can accomplish. I do not know if any of you are familiar with iron ore mining, but these women are driving trucks the size of a small house, a task that I have heard many men say they would not dare do. Our country could take a page from other countries’ initiatives, provide paid maternity leaves, require wage transparency, and provide more assistance for childcare. 



Corina Shook



(150 WORDS).

In our country, there has already been a huge step towards bridging the gap in wages between the sexes, and that is because it has become a known issue for the public at large.  While there have been many advances in the percentage of wages for women, there are many instances where this still has not made them equal. One way to do this is to make a wage for a position that is not different for either gender.  Where I work, because a union is involved, a job position pays a set wage.  Period.  It does not matter who is placed in the position, the wage remains the same for anyone, as there is a set scale used based on what qualifications are need for the position. It does not allow for bargaining, however, when a potential applicant decides they have a better monetary offer somewhere else, which can sometimes be problematic. Also, there are no merit-based increases in pay, so for example, if two people with the same position, same title, etc. and are performing at different levels- one is doing extra and really doing a great job, while the other just does enough to meet the evaluation expectations, they would both receive the same raise, and that makes people who are working extra hard not very happy.  It reduces morale. While there are laws in place to prevent wage discrimination based on gender, most companies have a policy that restricts the employees from discussing their wages, so it can be difficult to ascertain if a male in the same position is making more or not. I think having a team of people who can decide on wages for a person should be equally filled by both makes and females and that decisions to give increases in wages should also be made by the same team.  

Reference

Hammond, R., Cheney, P., & Pearsey, R. (2015). 
Sociology of the family : 01 changes and definitions. Freesociologybooks.com. 

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Lesson 11 Discussion 2


QUESTION: What is stratification?  How do education and the 3 P’s impact one’s place in the different levels of society? 


RESPONSE TO PEER POSTS NEEDED



Magan Schoeben



(150 WORDS).

Hello everyone, 

According to our text, “When layers occur in nature, it is called stratification. This concept can be applied socially according to property, power, and prestige (the 3 P’s).” Basically, the more assets you have, the more power you have. Your social stratification will determine your access to opportunities and how high you are on the social ladder.  If you drop out of school, you are less likely to get a good-paying job and more likely to be in the lower layers of socioeconomic stratification. Because better-paying jobs require education, you are limiting yourself to lower-paying jobs if you drop out of school. Therefore, repeating the cycle if you have children gives them access to lower educational opportunities and lower-paying jobs. If you strive for higher education, you are equipping yourself with greater opportunities, allowing your children greater opportunities themselves. The more power, property, and prestige we have is based on how much income we generate. Those with high stratification do not have as much difficulty because they can provide for their needs and then some. They are not stuck in the cycle of just trying to make it by or working a ton but not bringing in enough money. Not to say that having money is everything, but it can cause a lot less stress if a family is comfortable financially and not having to work as much to scrape by. Those who have more power, prestige, and property are more likely to be able to get the things that they want not only based on what they have but also on who they know. If you have connections with people, you may have a better chance of being selected for a job, board, school, club, team, etc. Those with little may be looked down on. Some judge others in poverty and think that they choose to be in poverty and assume they do not work hard when, in fact, that is often not the case. 

Reference

Sociology Of The Family : 11 Family Resources & Economics. (n.d.). Freesociologybooks.com.



Aleah Zalovcik



(150 WORDS).

     Stratification is the process of layering. Social Stratification is the socio-economic layering of society’s members according to property, power, and prestige. The 3 p’s property, power, and prestige can have a lot of impact one’s place in the different levels of the society. Property has always been looked at as a status in most societies. If you don’t have any power, you will also sit in a lower social status. Prestige can also impact the way you may be treated in society. Society sometimes mimics the military in a sense when it comes to prestige. Military is just more displayed in the open with ranks on how you should treat people. 

      Education can also very much effect one’s place in society. Education alone can raise your yearly amount of money made up to 25,000. This is the reason I am pursuing a higher education. Once I get a college degree, I will be able to make more money and have more job opportunities available to me. I think that most of these all have different impacts, but the main one is how someone may treat someone. 

References

Sociology of the Family : 11 Family Resources & Economics. (n.d.). Free Soc Books. 


Lesson 12 Discussion


QUESTION: What impact does divorce have on children? Do you believe divorce can be a positive experience for everyone involved?


RESPONSE TO PEER POSTS NEEDED



Magan Schoeben



(150 WORDS).

Hello everyone,

Divorce has a large impact on children, whether it is positive or negative. You are basically taking their norm and turning it upside down. They have to go from living with both parents to living with one or only living with one at a time. Many children have to divide their time between two homes. Sometimes, divorce is a positive experience for children. If the parents are fighting a lot or abusive to one another, it can be a really good thing for the child for their parents to get divorced. Some parents will spend more quality time with their children when they are together because they no longer see them daily. There are other times when a child does not understand the divorce, and it has a negative impact on them emotionally. I know this was the case for my brother when my parents divorced. There was no forewarning. My mom decided, out of nowhere, or so my brother thought, to leave my dad. My brother is now 30 years old, and he still does not understand the divorce because my mother never shared with him that my dad had cheated on her years ago. It is important for parents to reassure their children that they are not the reason for their divorce and to keep a predictable routine for them. For husbands and wives, divorce can be both positive and negative as well. Whether the divorce is because of a hostile relationship or not, it is still a difficult process. One or both people in the relationship will have to start all over, find a new place to live, and establish a new life. Divorce can also help some couples to get along better than they had before, as there is no longer the same amount of pressure on one another to meet their expectations. 


Corina Shook
(150 WORDS).

When a couple decides to divorce, the children often face some very serious changes, although these do not always have to be negative.  One of the biggest positive effects of divorce for children occurs when their home life is destructive or dangerous. By removing the child(ren) from a situation that is harmful, either physically, or more commonly, psychologically, there is a renewed opportunity for a secure and peaceful home environment, which is much healthier. Many children do suffer from divorce, however, sometimes just being separated from a parent for days at a time can cause stress and anxiety.  Changes in the financial situations of both parents often occur, as one parent may being paying support for the children and the other may not have nearly the same income, especially when parents each must now provide a separate household. Many parents go on to remarry, and this can cause issues when there are problems adjusting to a new parent figure, step siblings, and negative feelings between the former spouse and the new spouse. Children may feel at fault for the dissolution of the marriage and much care should be taken to assure them this is not the case. I feel it is vitally important that parents refrain from being cynical and negative towards the other parent, both in front of the children, and even when they are not around, as these negative emotions can still be felt by children even when not spoken aloud. While many aspects of divorce are painful and can be a negative experience for the family, I do feel that there are occasions where a divorce is a positive experience, although sometimes it may take time before that occurs, as the adjustment period can be very difficult for both children and the parents. People, and children especially, are very capable of adapting to change and embracing it once it becomes obvious that it is for the best.  Sometimes, the knowledge that it was the best thing does not become apparent until much later in life, but I do believe it can be a healthy change for everyone in certain situations.

Reference

Hammond, R., Cheney, P., & Pearsey, R. (2015). 
Sociology of the family : 01 changes and definitions. Freesociologybooks.com. 




SWK209



– SOCIAL WORK PRACTICUM


WEEK 6


Journal Entry Assignment 12

Write about your experiences during the week.  What interventions have been most useful in treatment success of the clients served by your agency?

(250 WORDS)

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