America's family time famine

Mattox Jr., W.R.
November 1990
Children Today;Nov/Dec90, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p9
Academic Journal
Examines the effect of a lack of parental time, attention and affection on children of today's overextended parents. Parents spend 40 percent less time with their children than in 1965, according to sociologist John Robinson; Time pressures of two-income households and single-parent families; Decline in family size causing children to miss out on interaction with siblings; Effects of growing economic pressures; Role of cultural factors.


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