Impact of Redefined Families on Children’s Development
The chapters contained in this book represent families whose structure is at variance with both historical and traditional views. The conventional perspective that families comprise a mother/housewife, a father/sole earner, and a child(ren) is demographically in the minority in U.S. contemporary society (Wetzel, 1990). Each chapter and its research findings reveal a reformulation and redefinition of the parental role. The implications for children extend far beyond the family unit and pervade all institutions and aspects of our society and culture.
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