“How not to be alone“ by Jonathan Safran Foer – Comment: Our society in 25 years “Technology celebrates connectedness, but encourages retreat.“ In his text „How not to be alone“ published in the “New York Times“ on june 8 in 2013, Jonathan Safran Foer criticizes the impact of modern-day technology on our society. He describes how the digitalisation is the major factor of a huge communication problem in our modern world, mainly achieved through the increasing loss of empathy and humanity and caused by “disminished substitutes“ that…
In today’s presentation we’d like to show you how families lived 100 years ago in comparison to families today.
If there are any questions you’d like to ask, please leave them until the end, when we’ll do our best to answer them.
Now we want to continue with explaining how families are living at in present.
Nowadays it is normal to get non, one or two children.
Just a few get more. 100 years ago five or more children were formerly quite normal for an average family; this is now almost rare or special. Today, there are usually no more than two kids, this proves an Austrian study. An average family in Austria gets no more than 1,2 children.
The basic difference between the past and present families, the so-called hierarchy.
The head of the family is no longer the father. In the modern family is the mother the boss. She manages the money, usually goes to work, cares for children and also makes the household. The woman is no longer dependent on the man and goes to work herself, that’s the reason why there are more and more divorces.
In the last 100 years, the family has changed.
In contrast to today, there was formerly a large family. In large families the grandparents, aunts and uncles, parents and children lived in a household. Today there are mainly just Nuclear-, Patchwork-, Foster and sometimes large families.
It is also normal that two men or women adopt children.
In the past it was impossible
100 years ago women got 5 to 10 children or more, but many children died in child age. On average, people got only 47 years old.
Earlier, the father had all the important decisions and the ta.....[read full text]
In the following diagram we want to show you the evolution of our population in Austria.
The population was always growing until the World War I, because there died a lot of people and there was less money and so the woman didn’t get many children.
When the World War ended, the population grew again. Then the World War II came and there died lots of people again. In the 1950 the conservation pill was invented. So there weren’t born so many babies. Until 2005 the population was growing, but now the line is sinking again.
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