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Functional Disruption

  • Sam D. Sieber
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy Public Policy and Social Services book series (EDPP)

Abstract

As I pointed out earlier, Merton’s definition of a latent dysfunction entails interference with a requirement of the system as its distinguishing mark. One possible effect of frustrating a system need is to exacerbate the very condition that one has undertaken to alleviate, a possibility that Merton does not develop. This is the issue of concern in the present chapter.

Keywords

Target System Private Tutor Supplementary Security Income Functional Disruption Functional Shift 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

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  • Sam D. Sieber

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