Topic: The position of women in society has changed markedly in the last twenty years. Many of the problems young people now experience, such as juvenile delinquency, arise from the fact that many married women now work and are not at home to care for their children. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It is certainly true that the status of women has undergone a dramatic change over the past twenty years. This is obvious from the great increase in the number of women especially married women who continue to work after having children. This is partly due to the activities of some successful female entrepreneurs and political leaders, and partly due to the heavy financial load on the family.
However, we should not ignore the problems resulting from the great change of women position when accepting this indisputable fact. A growing number of juvenile-related problems are caused by mothers not being at home to take good care of their children. According to recent research, the crime rate of Australian youths in the last 3 years has risen by 40%, and among these youngsters, over 90 percent of their mothers have a well-paid full-time job.
Nevertheless, it does not mean that married women who devote most of the time to working can be considered fully responsible for the terrible behaviour of their children. This is partly because the teachers in professionally-run kindergartens and nurseries do act in the role of mothers. Children can develop their intelligence and cultivate the preliminary moral value under the correct guidance of the professional teachers. Besides, the grandparents, in many cases, are better mentors to their grandchildren because of their unique experience.
Therefore, it is obviously incorrect to attribute all juvenile-related problems to the married mothers who carry on working to support the whole family. In addition, since many young mothers are still in their early twenties, they are not necessarily able to rear their...
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