Problem and solution: Ideas: Drug Abuse

Write them down – don’t organize yet. Problems Effect on parents, distress, pain Effect on family (brothers, sisters, wives, husbands, children) Effect on work, productivity, punctuality, career Criminal problems, theft, police resources, smuggling, mafia, underworld, gangs Medical problems, addiction, death, overdose, driving, irrational decisions or behavior, hospitalization, medical resources, treatment, clinics, detoxification, counselling Solutions
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Education, schools, awareness, campaigns, choices, advertising Counseling, treatment, advice, confidential, helpline Communication between parents and children, meals, non-judgmental, firm, close, open communication Close family relationships: brothers, sisters, parents Employment, meaningful activity, activities in evenings Good environment, leisure, sports, friends Expectations

Problem and Solution: Drug Abuse: Layout
Drug abuse is rife in many countries. Billions of dollars are spent internationally preventing drug use, treating addicts, and fighting drug-related crime. Although drugs threaten many societies, their effects can also be combated successfully. This essay looks at some of the effects of drug use on society, and suggests some solutions to the problem.

Present situation: definition / problems Present situation: solutions

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Topic Sentence Medical effects

Drug abuse causes multiple problems for countries and communities. The medical and psychological

However the main target should be the user. Children need to be told at home and in school about drugs. People need to be aware of the effects so that they can avoid this problem. Families and counselors need to talk to children and people at risk. They neglect or abuse their families.Medical examples 1-2 effects are very obvious. Addicts cannot function as normal members of society. Jobs are also needed to give people a role in society. Topic Sentence Education Education: Examples 1-2 Police: Example 1 User:    User example 1 User example 2 User example 3 . Huge police resources are needed to fight smuggling and dealing. the menace of drugs can be fought. and eventually require expensive treatment or hospitalization. Crime Crime examples 1-2 However. Education is the first battle. Parents need to look at their children and help them to become responsible. The second effect is on crime. Criminal gangs and mafia underworlds develop with the money from drugs. A second approach is to increase police manpower and create effective legislation to stop dealers.

Parents need to look at their children and help them to become responsible. there are concrete steps that can be taken to weaken the hold of drugs on society. treating addicts. They neglect or abuse their families.Addicts cannot function as normal members of society. and fighting drug-related crime. Billions of dollars are spent internationally preventing drug use. People need to be aware of the effects so that they can avoid Show or Hide Explanations this problem A second approach is to increase police manpower and create effective laws to stop dealers. and eventually require expensive treatment or hospitalization. Worthwhile jobs and housing are also needed to give people a role in society. The danger from drugs is too great to ignore.This essay looks at some of the effects of drug use on society. Although drugs threaten many societies.The medical and psychological effects are very obvious.Education is the first battle.Huge police resources are needed to fight smuggling and dealing. although the problem of drugs may seem impossible to eliminate.In conclusion.However the main target should be the user: Families and counselors need to talk to children and people at risk. . Criminal gangs and mafia underworlds develop with the money from drugs. the menace of drugs can be fought. Topic Sentence Summary of essay: problem: solution Future statement (what will or might happen) Problem and Solution: Drug Abuse Essay Show or Hide Explanations Paragraph 1: Introduction Drug abuse is rife in many countries. their effects can also be combated successfully. and suggests some solutions to the problem. Paragraph 2: Problem Drug abuse causes multiple problems for countries and communities.Children need to be told at home and in school about drugs. The second effect is on crime. Paragraph 3: Solution However.

They neglect or abuse their families. Problem 2 Examples: Huge police resources are needed to fight smuggling and dealing. and fighting drug-related crime. Billions of dollars are spent internationally preventing drug use. their effects can also be combated successfully. Solution 1 Examples: Children need to be told at home and in school about drugs. Problem 1: Medical effects: The medical and psychological effects are very obvious. Problem 1 Examples: Addicts cannot function as normal members of society. Present situation: solutions: Although drugs threaten many societies. and suggests some solutions to the problem. and eventually require expensive treatment or hospitalization. Problem 2: Crime: The second effect is on crime. Solution 1: Education: Education is the first battle. People need to be aware of the effects so that they can avoid Show or Hide Explanations this problem . treating addicts. Criminal gangs and mafia underworlds develop with the money from drugs. although the problem of drugs may seem impossible to eliminate. Paragraph 2: Problem Topic Sentence: Drug abuse causes multiple problems for countries and communities. there are concrete steps that can be taken to weaken the hold of drugs on society. Paragraph 3: Solution Topic Sentence: However. Thesis sentence: This essay looks at some of the effects of drug use on society. the menace of drugs can be fought.The danger from drugs is too great to ignore for us and our children Paragraph 1: Introduction Present situation: definition / problems: Drug abuse is rife in many countries.Paragraph 4: Conclusion In conclusion.

Solution 3: User However the main target should be the user Solution 3 Examples : Families and counselors need to talk to children and people at risk. If parents are uneducated. educational authorities have to work closely with parents to monitor attendance. their families and the country. although the problem of drugs may seem impossible to eliminate. Perhaps the main reason why students drop out is for academic reasons. parents and schools need to work closely together to find the reason for each student’s decision to leave school. They need to follow up and determine the reasons for a student’s absence. Paragraph 4: Conclusion Topic Sentence: Summary of essay: problem and solution: In conclusion. . some financial help could be made available in a country like the UAE to encourage students with financial problems to stay in school. others may have family businesses and not see any benefit in obtaining a high school certificates. The curriculum does not challenge them or grab their attention and they are unable to be creative. Thirdly. there are concrete steps that can be taken to weaken the hold of drugs on society. In contrast. many students fail to complete their basic schooling. Others have learning difficulties that need specialist help. As can be seen. parents are fined if the children are not attending.Solution 2 : A second approach is to increase police manpower and create effective laws to stop dealers. and suggest some possible solutions There are many reasons why students leave school early. school is stifling and boring. no-one may be taking responsibility for the child. Schools also need social workers who can respond to family problems. The problem of school drop-out can be reduced by using several strategies. This could mean new methods of teaching or new subjects and facilities in the school. A second approach is to implement changes in the curriculum so that school is more interesting for students at risk of dropping out. and to try to do as much as possible to encourage them to stay in the system. First. Future statement: The danger from drugs is too great to ignore for us and our children. Worthwhile jobs and housing are also needed to give people a role in society. In some countries. their may be little encouragement to do homework or to stay in school. Parents need to look at their children and help them to become responsible. Financial factors are also important. For many students. If parents are divorced. I will examine the reasons why students leave school early. In this essay. Educational authorities. Some students want to work in order to support their families. Family problems are one cause. Essay: Early School Leavers (1) In the UAE. This can cause serious problems for the individual. there is no one solution to the problem of school drop-outs.

a large number still drop out because of family. Girls. a number of society attitudes also have to change if the country’s young people are to achieve their full potential. Some parents are not interested in education and do not support their children in studying. The third reason is work pressure. Cohen and Don Reeves . some people do not take it seriously. Between 1960-1990. This problem requires serious action from both individuals and the government. At least 42 million acres of tropical forest are lost each year. despite this. There are 1. social and work pressures. although most students in the UAE complete school. However.9 billion hectares of tropical forest worldwide. Causes of Hunger Marc J. Some families are poor and need their children to work in order to increase the income. approximately 100 acres/minute. jobs are available even if students do not have a good education. 445 million hectares of tropical forest were cleared. Most students who do not complete school do so because of family problems. there are several things that the government can do to allow more people to finish school. By why are the rainforests disappearing so quickly ?       In 1800. Furthermore. want to get married and start a family. Education is compulsory but. Parents should be encouraged to send their children to school. We lose 50 species every day – 2 species per hour – due to tropical deforestation. This will encourage students to stay at school rather than start working. The government needs to stress the importance of education and even offer financial support to students to continue. In conclusion. Social problems are also a contributing factor. There are several things that can be done about these problems. Almost 65% of Central America has been cleared to create pastureland for grazing cattle Rainforest land cleared for pasture or farming degrades quickly and is usually abandoned.Essay: Early school-leavers (2) Today. especially. Cause and Effect: Worksheet RAINFOREST Rainforest destruction is now recognized as one of the greatest environmental tragedies of all time. All these problems will create young people who do not have any skills and who will not be able to improve their lives for the family and the country. Schools with baby-minding facilities should be opened specially for married students. there were 2.5 billion hectares of tropical forest remaining.

Butt hunger in wealthy nations is neither as severe nor as widespread as in developing countries. the number of hungry people rose from 94 million in 1970 to 175 million in 1990. Yet since the mid-1970s the world has produced enough food to provide everyone with a minimally adequate diet. political. . modes of development and consumption. Mustering the political will to make policies that fight hunger and favor a more equitable distribution of income a top government priority requires a strong public constituency. poor terms of trade. It is linked intricately to global economic. and governmental collapse have all contributed to the continent’s food problems. population dynamics. economic decline. and the Indian state of Kerala. Poverty is linked not only with poor national economic performance but also with an unequal distribution of income and a political structure that renders poor people powerless. 1. Zimbabwe. and social power structures. popular movements have pressed governments to end hunger.The persistence of hunger in a world of plenty is the most profound moral contradiction of our age. unfavorable weather. At least 2 billion suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies. hunger remains especially severe in South Asia (Figure 2). In such diverse places as Brazil. rapid population growth. the figure rises to 70 to 80 percent of the population in SubSaharan Africa.3 billion people live on less than US$1 per day. (1) Poverty and powerlessness . The poorest and most food-insecure people are disproportionately in Africa. Nearly one-third of the people in developing countries are poor. In the United States. Causes of Hunger Hunger is one piece of a complex of interrelated social ills. although the number dropped from 762 million in 1970 to 540 million in 1990 (from 40 to 20 percent of the population). Growing poverty. ethnicity. and social biases based on race. and age. Nearly 800 million people in the developing world (20 percent of the total population) are chronically undernourished. debt. gender. the share of the population facing hunger rose from 8 percent in 1985 to 12 percent in 1990 (from 20 to 30 million). In South Korea the government enacted public policies that fostered economic growth accompanied by decreasing income inequality. In SubSaharan Africa. The largest number of chronically undernourished people live in the Asia-Pacific region. Popular movements and government policy can work to end the spiral of powerlessness. One of the main causes of hunger is poverty–lack of purchasing power and access to resources. war. Worldwide. However. The Geography of Hunger The number of undernourished people in developing countries fell from 942 million in 1970 to 786 million in 1990 and from 36 percent to 20 percent of the population (Figure 1). whether in a democracy or a dictatorship.

New and continuing civil strife are the source of severe human disasters in Afghanistan. land. Debate is ongoing over whether the earth can support its growing population without severe ecological damage. by more than 15 percent in 6 of them. In the competition for resources. per capita food consumption dropped. such as the recent breakthrough in rice breeding. to meet this demand. consumption. Global military spending declined from its peak of $1 trillion in 1987 to an estimated $767 billion (still more than the total income of the poorest 45 percent of the world’s population) in 1994. (3) Violence and militarism. not combatants. Pessimists see this requirement as beyond the planet’s “carrying capacity. Even if the world’s population stabilizes by the mid-21st century. forests. If the current global population lived as the richest 20 percent do. and children suffer permanent damage as a result of insufficient food. seeds and breeding livestock are consumed in desperation.” Optimists expect continued innovations. One-quarter of this would provide primary health care for all their citizens. Sri Lanka. The world’s population is expected to grow from its current 5. and fisheries are today being used at or beyond capacity. Mozambique. food production will have to double. and elsewhere.(2) Population. and provide family planning to all willing couples. and health care. heavy military spending drains resources away from food production. Sudan. A study by Frances Stewart found that in 14 of 16 developing countries at war since 1970.5 billion to about 8 billion by 2020. Policymakers on all levels need to shape integrated policies and programs that reflect the relationship between improved lives for poor people and reduced population growth. . Food supplies are plundered and used as instruments of war. Rwanda. reduced consumption of nonrenewable resources. Especially in countries where landholdings are inequitable. poor and hungry people. Most victims of these conflicts are innocent civilians. Twenty percent of the world’s population– mostly in industrial countries–receives 85 percent of the world’s income and accounts for 80 percent of consumption. incomes and consumption differ starkly. Some of the savings have shifted to national social programs. reduce adult literacy by half. crop cycles are interrupted. lacking economic and political clout. producing two-thirds of all greenhouse gases and 90 percent of ozonedepleting chlorofluorocarbons. more than 93 percent of this increase will occur in lower-income countries. and the environment. Even if fighting never occurs. and protection of the environment. Developing countries spend $125 billion per year on military forces. become even more marginalized. consumption of energy would increase 10 times and minerals 200 times. Fresh water. Somalia. Burma. War slows or stops food production and marketing. poor families are forced to move onto fragile land and often to overcrowded cities. education. the former Yugoslavia. but none have gone to international development assistance. Globally. This level of consumption is not sustainable at the global level.

social. Women’s needs and rights are receiving greater weight in development efforts. Elderly populations are growing everywhere as people live longer. 30 to 40 percent lower). Malnutrition is a factor in one-third of the 13 million annual deaths of children under five years old. and even into succeeding generations. and Tamils in Sri Lanka. The number of malnourished children under five in the developing world rose from 168 million in 1975 to 184 million in 1990. Progress is uneven. Malnutrition among mothers also has a negative effect on the growth of children. the elderly in many countries are receiving less . discrimination against the black Christian and animist south by the predominantly Arab Muslim north has locked the country in civil war for decades. and political opportunities. The effects of childhood malnutrition last a lifetime. Both sides use food as a weapon. Indians in Latin America. but they can severely retard the growth and mental development of children. even for equivalent work. (5) Gender discrimination Because women bear and nourish children. Almost universally women work longer hours than men and carry primary responsibility for household chores even when working outside the home. malnutrition. Yet women of every age have disproportionately higher rates of malnutrition than men and are overrepresented among poor. but there is still a long way to go before women and men around the world have equal economic. In Sudan. and displaced people. The 1990 World Summit for Children pledged to halve malnutrition among children under five by the year 2000. the United Nations estimated that 2. per capita food production in the south declined by 29 percent. Elderly people are disproportionately vulnerable to hunger and malnutrition in both industrial and developing countries.5 million Sudanese required food aid. and malnutrition rates are the highest ever documented–80 percent in some areas. and with changing lifestyles and family structures. 1. they have special nutritional needs. Kurds in Iraq. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are less easily noticed. offering a model for achieving multiracial democracy and reduced hunger in nearby South Africa. In 1994. In recent years. illiterate. Between 1980 and 1991. but fell as a share of all developing-country children from 42 to 34 percent. and resource deprivation for black populations in South Africa and the Americas. Women’s pay rates are nearly universally lower than those for men (on average. but generally encouraging.(4) Racism and ethnocentrism Racial discrimination and competition between ethnic groups have caused hunger. some countries have triumphed over racial differences. Zimbabwe has achieved social integration without substantial racial strife. (6) Vulnerability of children and elderly people . While the problems are immense and complicated.3 million people have died from famine and disease. to name just a few.

no time Women working Young people have money to spend.     people used to eat Past Present Thesis (Main idea or purpose of essay)  what people eat now Introduction:  this change has had many effects There are many reasons why fast food has become so popular…     Many people working long hours. It uses 4 paragraphs and a 3-7-7-3 layout (three sentences in the introduction. individual and collective. desire for change Obesity Heart Disease Diabetes Less energy Family not eating together Family not talking over a meal Cause 1: Lifestyle Cause 2: More money Cause 3: Modern Life             Causes These changes have had serious effects…  Effect 1: Health  Effect 2: Families Effects . Cause and Effect: Outline This is an outline for a cause-and-effect essay about fast food – how it become so popular and what its effects have been in the United Arab Emirates.care from the family. seven in the effects paragraph. and three in the conclusion). stewardship of common resources for the common good. including empowerment and justice. Conclusion The world community has both the knowledge and the resources to eliminate hunger. More eating outside the home Advertising Less time with family New things. and affirmation of diversity. Strategies to care for the increasing number of aged over the next 25 years need to be developed. Putting these tools to work requires us to ground our choices–small and large. political and economic–in ethical values. seven in the causes paragraph.

many people. shawarma. Cause 1: One of the main reasons is the change in lifestyle. seven in the causes paragraph. affluent people in the United Arab Emirates. freshly prepared food with their families in the home. prefer to eat fast food such as hamburgers. have money to spend. Example . Causes: Topic Sentence: There are many reasons for the popularity of fast food. or extended school days. desire for change Fast food is tasty but…. and three in the conclusion). Example 1b Women are now starting to work in the Emirates. Effect 3: Economic effects    Waste of money Multinational companies own fast food chains New things. They don’t have time to find ingredients or prepare good food. It uses 4 paragraphs and a 3-7-7-3 layout (three sentences in the introduction. fried chicken. who comprise over 75% of the population. and this can result in less time being available for preparing family meals. but this essay will also outline the serious effects of this move towards fast food on individuals and society. …fast food also has a downside We need to look after our health in future  Both sides: Conclusion: Three Sentences     Future Cause and Effect: Fast Food This is a cause-and-effect essay about fast food – how it become so popular and what its effects have been. Cause 2: Another cause is the huge number of young. or pizza. seven in the effects paragraph. Show or Hide Explanations Past: In the past people in the United Arab Emirates used to eat healthy. Example The rapid development of the country has meant that young people. Present: Today however. Cause 3: A third reason is advertising. Example 1a Many people in the UAE are working long hours. Thesis Sentence There are many reasons why this change has occurred. particularly young people. shifts.

fast food. particularly young people. or extended school days.The UAE is a modern. fried chicken. Another cause is the huge number of young. free-market country. shifts.There are many reasons why this change has occurred. this change in diet can have some serious effects. but this essay will also outline the serious effects of this move towards fast food on individuals and society. Example 1: Many individuals in the UAE are becoming obese. seven in the effects paragraph. It uses 4 paragraphs and a 3-7-7-3 layout (three sentences in the introduction. freshly prepared food with their families in the home. There are many reasons for the popularity of fast food. Effect 2: Another result of fast food culture is the loss of the family tradition of eating together.These people will be less productive and have conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. can have serious health and social effects. Women are now starting to work in the Emirates. They don’t have time to find ingredients or prepare good food. it is more expensive than cooking properly for yourself. The rapid . and people like to try new products and different kinds of fast food. Effect 3: A further effect is on the economy. so profits leave the country. Example 3B: Many of the fast-food companies are franchisees of foreign corporations. and three in the conclusion). and thus get less opportunity to talk. shawarma. Today however. affluent people in the United Arab Emirates. Effect 1: One effect is on health. many people. In the past people in the United Arab Emirates used to eat healthy. or pizza. Example 3A: Although fast food is not very expensive. Future statement: People should learn to choose fast food carefully and remember the pleasure of eating good food in good company. Conclusion:Summary: In conclusion. Many people in the UAE are working long hours. prefer to eat fast food such as hamburgers. Example 2: Children and adults rarely eat together now. One of the main reasons is the change in lifestyle. Effects Show or Hide Explanations Topic Sentence: However. with all forms of media such as the Internet and satellite television. and this can result in less time being available for preparing family meals. although it is convenient and a tasty addition to a diet. Cause and Effect: Fast Food This is a cause-and-effect essay about fast food – how it become so popular and what its effects have been. seven in the causes paragraph.

Abu Dhabi’s traffic problems stem from several causes. This limits road construction. and the city suffers. can have serious health and social effects.development of the country has meant that young people. Yet another contributing factor is the layout of the island. have money to spend. First of all is the frustration and anger felt by road-users. emergency vehicles may not even be able to reach the scene of such accidents. has not been able to keep up with the expansion in population. Many individuals in the UAE are becoming obese. . residents rely on hordes of taxis. This lowers productivity at work and contributes to reduced time at school and with family. which although it is highly developed. thus adding to the congestion. Abu Dhabi has shown its ability to rise to challenges in the past. The rapid economic growth of the emirate has enabled most residents to buy their own cars. This essay will explain the causes of gridlock in Abu Dhabi and discuss the effects of this problem. A further effect is on the economy. Many of the fast-food companies are franchisees of foreign corporations. the streets are crowded with cars. In the early mornings. In conclusion. freemarket country. There are also additional costs to the city in terms of air pollution and unnecessary fuel consumption. Commuters and road-users will need to cooperate with municipal authorities as they introduce measures to reduce congestion. fast food. ironically. Although fast food is not very expensive. it is more expensive than cooking properly for yourself. This has put intense pressure on the road system. People should learn to choose fast food carefully and remember the pleasure of eating good food in good company. although it is convenient and a tasty addition to a diet. who comprise over 75% of the population. so profits leave the country. A third reason is advertising. with all forms of media such as the Internet and satellite television. and. around 8 pm. The resulting gridlock has several adverse effects. Cause and Effect: Traffic (2) Abu Dhabi is a modern city but also has a modern problem: traffic jams. Another result of fast food culture is the loss of the family tradition of eating together. and most residents are confident that the city will still be an attractive place to live as the problem of traffic is addressed. this change in diet can have some serious effects. Another effect is the waste of time spent in traffic. and trucks. One effect is on health. This can result in tension and accidents. The UAE is a modern. Shopping and daily errands become more of a chore. These people will be less productive and have conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Children and adults rarely eat together now. taxis. and people like to try new products and different kinds of fast food. Another cause is the absence of any major public transport system such as buses or trains. and again in the evening. and thus get less opportunity to talk. However. Because of this. However.

which … One effect of living on the street is that… In a city. Pollution in the city center worsens as a result of car emissions. transport and food must all be supplied artificially as… The consequence of too dense a population is that… . …the more pollution is created. There are also more accidents. …we are living a life removed from nature. Road works are another major problem that can lead to streets being very crowded. Britain’s main cities all have… We are part of an unhealthy. People find it difficult to park their cars especially in the city center. Many residents spend hours stuck in traffic in the city every day. sometimes stopping to unload goods. One of the most important is parking problems. There are many reasons why we suffer traffic jams every day. leading to less productivity from employees. This is a complex problem with many serious effects. The increase in the number of trucks and commercial vehicles also causes traffic congestion. because people become frustrated or angry due to the traffic jams. light. …roads crawling with cars. One of these is the rapid growth of the population. where parking is available. and blocking traffic. it is suffering from traffic problems. …drug abuse and crime rates rise. A further point is that there are more women drivers and younger drivers today than in the past. but the effects are damaging both the city and the people who live there. it is facing a problem of traffic congestion. heat. Cause and Effect: Matching Exercise Copy and paste into Word: match the answers correctly. These vehicles move very slowly. Owing to being over-crowded. As a result of this. Traffic congestion has many effects. Shops are forced to close in the city center and have to relocate to malls or to the outskirts of the city. although Abu Dhabi has good roads and modern infrastructure. In conclusion. consumerist and throwaway society. There is no simple solution to this problem because it has many causes.Cause and Effect: Traffic (1) Although Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the world. . …creates an environmental crisis. Long delays in getting to and from work are another result. and the city becomes a less attractive place to live. the number of cars is increasing annually.

A city crowded with people leads to… The greater the population. …one or all of these areas (housing. Cities face a number of problems which are due to overcrowding. education. consumerist and throwaway society. the Marriage Fund organization was set up by the UAE government to help Emiratis get married and to try to reduce the number of marriages to non-nationals. One effect of living on the street is that drug abuse and crime rates rise. In a city light.Cities face a number of problems which aredue to. …a number of people living on the street Here are some suggested answers. many young . consequently the more pollution is created. and money paid to the bride’s family. This essay will describe why it was set up and how effective it has been. There are two main reasons why the government decided to spend money on weddings in the UAE. What the reasons behind the establishment of the the UAE Marriage Fund. and what have been its effects? Getting married in the UAE can be very expensive. As a result. The consequence of too dense a population is overcrowding. healthcare. jewellery. The first reason is expense. which creates an environmental crisis.. which is a special fund the government provides to young Emirati couples who want to marry. To help solve this problem. . There could be others! The greater the population. A city crowded with people leads to roads crawling with cars. Essay: The Marriage Fund in the UAE This is a cause and effect essay on the United Arab Emirate’s Marriage Fund. transport and food must all be supplied artificially as we are living a life removed from nature. consequently. jobs and a certain quality of life) must suffer. heat. Owing to being over-crowded. …overcrowding. the more natural resources are burnt up and. We are part of an unhealthy. the more natural resources are burnt up and. wardrobe. Britain’s main cities all have a number of people living on the street.. A typical wedding can cost hundreds of thousands of dirhams for receptions.

This was because of lower costs. and even homes to other homes. or have huge bank loans. More worrying for the government than the expense was the fact that Emirati men were marrying non-nationals. At one time. and this in turn can lead to stress and strain in the marriage. but it lead to cultural problems within the marriage. Workers may feel less loyal to a company and more inclined to change jobs or work part-time or on contract. Offices may become smaller. leisure activities. although the ideas of more time at home and less time traveling are attractive. can arrange their work around family commitments such as taking children to school. cooking. However. as other employees and supervisors also begin working at home. There may be delays if other workers are not immediately available. Overall. . Hours spent commuting. without the pressure of huge borrowings. Workers. More importantly. Essay: Telecommuting This is a cause and effect essay on telecommuting Telecommuting will have major effects in the worlds of work and family life . People may feel unable to escape their work. marriages have started more securely. both husbands and wives. The quality of work may suffer because of the reduced face-to-face interaction with other employees. The percentage of marriage to non-nationals dropped from 64% to 26%. Over 44. although weddings are still expensive affairs in the UAE. Work and workplaces will alter dramatically. and may even work longer or more unsocial hours. responsibility. However. Many Emiratis felt such marriages weakened their society. However. etc. as workers make fewer journeys or work staggered hours. which has also decreased the number of unmarried Emirati women. its biggest effect will be in the area of individual freedom. The Marriage Fund has been quite effective. A major change will be in the way people think about work as a place or an institution. or insecure about decisions. there are some drawbacks to telecommuting.couples are in debt. traffic jams. the Marriage Fund has been very successful in reducing costs and in strengthening traditional family bonds. Family life will also change. they will focus on the task or product. There will be greater need for high-bandwidth connections to link the office and the home. Instead. and fights for parking should diminish. as fewer desks are needed.000 weddings have taken place since 1992. almost 80% of loans in the UAE were for marriage expenses. Telecommuters may feel isolated or unmotivated. households will also have to set aside areas for work – particularly if both spouses are telecommuting. and time management.

However. the effects are difficult to predict because they depend on the extent to which telecommuting becomes popular. telecommuting could be the start of a major societal shift. . possibly as big as the Industrial Revolution which created our present ideas of work.In conclusion.

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