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The Family in America : opposing viewpoints

Author: Viqi Wagner; Karin Swisher
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©1992.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Presents differing views on such family-related topics as reproduction, divorce, working mothers, and government assistance. Includes critical thinking activities.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Viqi Wagner; Karin Swisher
ISBN: 089908169X 9780899081694 0899081940 9780899081946
OCLC Number: 25546895
Description: 264 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The family is in decline / David Popenoe --
The family is in transition / Dennis K. Orthner --
The traditional family is obsolete / Diane Fassel --
The definition of family is expanding / Teresa Marciano, Marvin B. Sussman --
The definition of family should remain limited / Bryce J. Christensen --
Homosexual partners are changing the family / Brent Hartinger --
Homosexual partners are undermining the family / Bradley P. Hayton --
Reproductive technology is changing the family / Ruth Macklin --
Reproductive technology is undermining the family / Donald DeMarco --
Divorce is normal / Constance R. Ahrons, Roy H. Rodgers --
Divorce is abnormal / Fred Moody --
Divorce harms children / Judith S. Wallerstein, Sandra Blakeslee --
Divorce may not harm children / Diane Fassel --
Divorce laws harm women economically / Lenore J. Weitzman --
Divorce is not the cause of women's economic hardships / Susan Faludi --
Working mothers benefit the family / Robin Parker --
Working mothers harm the family / Juli Loesch Wiley --
Businesses are meeting the needs of two-career parents / Sylvia Ann Hewlett --
Businesses are not meeting the needs of two-career parents / Jan Fletcher --
More day care is needed to support two-career couples / Kenneth Labich --
More day care will not solve the problems of two-career couples / Mothers at Home --
Two-career parents spend too little time with the family / William R. Mattox Jr. --
Two-career parents have enough time to spend with the family / Gary Burtless, Robert J. Samuelson --
The government should support traditional families / William R. Mattox Jr. --
Government support for the traditional family is unnecessary / Stephanie Coontz --
The government should mandate family leave / T. Berry Brazelton, Patricia Schroeder --
The government should not mandate family leave / Bryce J. Christensen --
Funding social programs would benefit families / Ruth Sidel --
Tax cuts would benefit families / Robert Rector, Stuart M. Butler.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Viqi Wagner, book editor ; Karin L. Swisher, assistant editor.

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Presents differing views on such family-related topics as reproduction, divorce, working mothers, and government assistance. Includes critical thinking activities.

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