The text for this course emphasized using data to inform your sociological imagination, to enable you to see how changes in society ripple through the social institution that is the family. It concludes with a look at trends that may affect and shape families in the future, again based on information we have about our current society.  This final paper has you test out your predictive abilities as you try on the role of sociologist. Using 23 scholarly sources as support, discuss the future of families. List five predictions and use evidence from your research to back up your predictions. Include information about at least two of the following categories:

marriage and divorce
family policy