Families and Societies: Survival or Extinction?

Families and Societies: Survival or Extinction?

Families and Societies: Survival or Extinction?

Families and Societies: Survival or Extinction?

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Major changes have taken place in family life since the publication of the first edition of this book--some anticipated, some not anticipated.

It is now even more imperative than when the first edition of this book was written to make clear the connection between the economic and political characteristics of the wider society and family structure, functions, problems, and conflicts. This connection must be drawn for families and societies in the distant and not so distant past, and in the present, especially in the United States, where we have more data, but also in other parts of our one world.

As in the first edition, I will present a well-documented portrait of changes in family life in major types of societies and in the United States today. These changes will be explained largely as consequences of developments in technology, science, and in the amount, distribution, and control of economic resources within societies and within families. But the policy implications of current research data and the direct effects of inadequate government subsidized family support systems, especially in the United States, will be made more explicit in this edition.

An added section in the first chapter will make clear the distinction between sociological and psychological approaches to understanding family life and family problems. The chapter on . . .

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