ERIC Number: ED184703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Status of the American Family: Policies, Facts, Opinions, and Issues. NEA Research Memo.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
This report of the National Education Association gathers information from a variety of sources and studies giving special emphasis to families with children. Section I, Federal Policy Issues and the Family, includes a brief summary of the Carter administration's plans and activities and the following essays: Is Government Helping or Hurting Families? by A. Sidney Johnson and Theodora J. Ooms; Impact on Families; A Community Assessment, a selection from "Penney's Forum"; and All Our Children: The American Family Under Pressure by Kenneth Keniston. Section II, Analyzing Demographics and Trends: Myths and Realities about Family Change and Stability covers issues surrounding marriage and divorce, living arrangements of adults and children, working mothers, marital life cycles, and difficulties in measuring family change. Section III, Findings from Opinion Polls, Facts and Figures: Pieces of the Family Picture, includes Profiles of Children in the United States from the National Council on Children's Television Forum, which reports data on children in relation to family life, health, education, justice and television. Section III also includes selections from two General Mills American Family Reports: one from 1967-77 on Raising Children in a Changing Society and one from 1978-79 Family Health in an Era of Stress. Section IV is a compilation of resources on multicultural issues in the status of the American Family. Section V is a description of one family's experience with cults and their effect on youth. The appendix lists Resources for Public Policy Activities. (SS)
Descriptors: Change, Children, Divorce, Ethnic Groups, Family Characteristics, Family Health, Family Life, Family School Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Government Role, Marriage, Public Policy
NEA Distribution Center, The Academic Building, Saw Mill Road, New Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 1668-8-00 for NEA members, $3.75; Stock No. 1613-0-00 for nonmembers, $10.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.