The American family crisis
- New project wants information on programs for grandparents raising grandchildren. // Aging;1992, Issue 363/364, p79
Discusses a new study of programs assisting grandparents raising grandchildren. What the study is designed to do; Why it is important; The reasons grandparents often care for children left with them; More.
- Rewriting the family facts. McGovern, Celeste // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;6/21/93, Vol. 20 Issue 27, p30
Cites figures from Statistics Canada on the composition of the family, and notes that an article in the `Globe and Mail' ostensibly based on the census data strongly suggested the two-parent family with children were a breed near extinction. While marriage remains popular, more couples seem to...
- Kids need two parents. // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;5/16/94, Vol. 21 Issue 22, p22
Cites the Summer 1994 issue of `Policy Review' which commented on how the stable features of social continuity need a female and a male who consider themselves responsible for children. Neighborhoods without fathers are seedbeds for predators; David W. Murray's thoughts on society's shredding web.
- Besieged or not, there's no place like home. McGovern, Celeste // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;6/27/94, Vol. 21 Issue 28, p32
Cites a survey which appears to indicate that a significant majority of Canadians favor the traditional model of the nuclear family. Discussion of the United Nations' decision to proclaim 1994 as the International Year of the Family.
- Dan Quayle was right. Whitehead, Barbara Dafoe // Atlantic (02769077);Apr93, Vol. 271 Issue 4, p47
Argues that evidence shows that the dissolution of intact two-parent families is harmful to large numbers of children. Poverty and one-parent families; Arguments over definitions of `family'; Success of the family unit of the biological mother and father; Parental death and divorce; Changing...
- Violence in the family. // Current Health 2;Nov84, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p3
Excerpt from `Daughters of Eve.' Domestic violence occurs at all levels of society and involves people from all racial, religious and economic backgrounds. A look at the most common forms: child abuse, spouse abuse, sibling and parent abuse. Where to go for help.
- Families in motion. // Current Health 1;Oct93, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p21
Discusses the changes in the family structure. Primitive families; Families in ancient Rome and Greece; Nuclear family; Blended family; Examples of different kinds of families. INSET: Family traditions..
- Liberals, conservatives & the family. Gress-Wright, J. // Commentary;Apr92, Vol. 93 Issue 4, p43
Discusses the reactions by politicians of both the left and the right to the economic and social stress on the American family. The conservatives' placing of the blame on social policies of the '60s and '70s; The Act for Better Child Care (ABC), a Democratic initiative; Role of unions; Role of...
- Daddy's chair. Ramsey, Rose R. // Country Living;Jan1993, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p26
Recounts how both cradle and throne, the big, faded easy chair represented the author's life's fragile continuity. Purchased early in her parents married life; Chair's life in the family; Future plans; Details.
- Children's footsteps still echo in the silence. Tiberghien, Susan M. // Christian Science Monitor;11/27/96, Vol. 89 Issue 3, p16
Presents the author's memories of when her children resided in the same house as her, focusing on the sounds which she was accustomed to hearing each day. How she felt when each of children left home; Presence of her grandchildren in the house.