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Human Ecology Theory - Conclusion

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A basic premise of a human ecological theory is that of the interdependence of all peoples of the world with the resources of the earth. The world's ecological health depends on decisions and actions taken not only by nations, but also by individuals and families, a fact that is increasingly being realized. Although the concept of a family ecosystem is not a precise one, and some of the terms have not been clearly and consistently defined, a human ecological theoretical perspective provides a way to consider complex, multilevel relationships and integrate many kinds of data into an analysis. As new ways of analyzing and combining data from both qualitative and quantitative dimensions of interconnected variables develop, this theoretical perspective will become more precise and continue to enhance understanding of the realities of family life.

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RUTH E. BERRY

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over 7 years ago

Thank you so much for your great article. I'm studying for a Human Development test for College. We are having 4 Essay questions so I am reading articles to understand the material completely. I enjoyed learning about Human Ecological Systems. The Question: What is your Ecological System? Your article was very helpful.
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over 9 years ago

Human Ecology and Environmental Anthopology are my field of interest.