Historical Perspective on Social Change


  • Jessica DeGroot
  • Tina Armando

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2005


  • Changing Families
  • Culture
  • Social Support


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Social change occurs over time through modifications in social organizations, individuals, and society. Modifications in social organizations include changes in the work place and in policies and routines that govern groups of people. Individual modifications refer to individuals utilizing their choices by discovering and acting on their preferred roles independent of societal norms. Modifying Society refers to shifting the big picture through public policy and legislation. The modifications of these interlaced spheres create social change.

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