Continuity and Change in American Society PowerPoint Presentation

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March 22, 2016. The economy. Economic growth. Fewer farmers. More, then fewer factory workers. More white-collar workers, professionals. More different kinds of jobs. Related issues. Growth of large organizations. ID: 532738

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Continuity and Change in American Society

March 22, 2016


The economy

Economic growth

Fewer farmers

More, then fewer factory workers

More white-collar workers, professionals

More different kinds of jobs

Related issues

Growth of large organizations

Growing importance of education


Economic inequality

Growth of “safety net”

Decline and return of wealth

The middle class




Decline of premature death

Growth of divorce

Fewer extended families, more single people

Decline of ethnic/religious divisions

Decline of regional and urban/rural divisions



One summary of change in values (1958)

Decline of the Puritan ethic

Rise in value on “being” as opposed to “doing”

More focus on present, less on future

Increase of aesthetic and recreational values

Increase in “other directedness”

Emergence of value on “psychological health”



of tolerance and diversity

“drift towards equalization of the roles of the sexes”

Increased ambivalence toward science?


Value change since the 1960s

Continuation, reversal, or just different?

Individualism and conformism


Views of politics and government


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