Family Roles in a 20-Year Perspective

  • Elizabeth Douvan


Of the many remarkable insights which have come our way as a legacy bestowed on the intellectual arena by the women’s movement, two have been most impressive: Matina Horner’s (1970) pointing to the complexity of women’s motives regarding achievement, and the demonstration by Louise Tilly and her students (Moch, 1976; Tilly & Scott, 1978) that industrialization not only failed to destroy the family, but actually strengthened family bonds in certain ways for certain people.


Married Woman Family Role Unmarried Woman Marriage Problem Married State 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Douvan
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  1. 1.Survey Research Center, Institute for Social ResearchUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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