doing an essay on whether or not people choose to live in poverty. One of my points I'm using is teenagers choosing to have children. I'm trying to link teenage pregnancy in with Functionalism. I keep finding conflicting things about it;
1. Durkheim was into his traditional families, teenage pregnancy wasn't much of a thing back when he was writing and would consider such teenagers as living in an anomie
2. Durkheim however would see a benefit in teenage pregnancy as it would result in more workers etc?
In a complete pickle about it all. Any help would be appreciated.
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- Thread Starter
- 07-02-2018 03:39
- 07-02-2018 14:53
I'd say go with your first point. Teenage pregnancies (usually) end up becoming lone parent families, which is not the idealistic nuclear family Durkheim/Functionalists want society to have. Also a teenage pregnancy would signify lack of socialization that functionalist strive for for the same reason of they usually become lone parent families from both the teenage pregnancy part AND the teenagers inability to socialize their child properly. (if that makes any sense)
Good luck with your essay!