# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 1100235284

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain ways in which social, economic, and technological changes and trends affect work and family dynamics.


Explanation should include
  • ways in which work and family are interconnected and independent
  • trends associated with the interconnectedness of work and family
  • new products and services designed or improved in the last 10 years that relate to balancing work and family roles
  • advantages and disadvantages of having a dual-earner family.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How are today’s work and family responsibilities interconnected?
  • How has the traditional separation of work and family changed in the last 50 years?
  • How does the increase of working women affect men’s and women’s roles in the family?
  • What are the effects of the feminization of poverty (an increasing number of women in short-term, low-wage, dead-end jobs) on single-parent families? On the workplace? On society as a whole?
  • How can families and individuals address the impact of trends in the workplace?
  • What kinds of things influence a person's beliefs and attitudes about work and family responsibilities?
  • What are the effects of technological advancements on families and on society?
  • How can technological advancements have both positive and negative impacts on family roles and the workplace?
  • What leadership skills can help with managing the effects of work on family life and family life on work?
  • What leadership skills are helpful in aligning family income with long-term family goals?
  • How can decisions be made about the best way to deal with the social, economic, and technological changes?
  • How might society influence the way families manage their work and family responsibilities?

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Families First: Balancing Family and Career


Families First: Families Today


Financial Fitness: Protecting


Power of One: A Better You


Power of One: Family Ties


Power of One: Working on Working


Student Body: The Real You


Student Body: The Resilient You


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)



Event Management


Interpersonal Communications


National Programs in Action


Professional Presentation


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Analyze the effects of social, economic, and technological changes on work and family dynamics.