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Marriage and the Family
Current Critical Issues

ISBN 9780917724084
Published January 1, 1979 by Routledge
63 Pages

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Book Description

Almost every reader has experienced or will experience the issues--whether it be a variant family form, a family problem, a living situation, or a roleless condition--addressed in Marriage and the Family. Contributors to this important book cover pluralistic family forms, family violence, never married persons, dual career families, the “roleless” role (widowhood), and non-marital, heterosexual cohabitation. This synthesis, when compared to today’s familial and marriage situations demonstrates where we should be going in research, demonstration projects, policy change, development and implementation, and also provides an excellent overview of what life options were and are available and the costs and benefits of each.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Experimental Family Forms--The Family of the Future
  • Nonmarital Heterosexual Cohabitation
  • Violence Between Family Members
  • The Lifestyles and Life Chances of the Never-Married
  •  Dual-Career Families: Progress and Prospects
  •  Widowhood; A Roleless Role
  • Reference Notes Included
  • Glossary of Key Terms

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