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ERIC Number: ED124459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 38
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Affirmative Action Implications for Worldwide Family Systems.
Liss, Lora
This paper views the interrelatedness of political, economic, and family systems as they are being affected by the growing awareness of sex discrimination. The reduction in sex inequalities throughout the world, regardless of political or economic orientation, will necessitate a new perception of the woman's role in the family unit. The hypothesis is that contemporary women, with their high levels of education and knowledge, are not well served by the traditional functions of marriage and family. Comparative studies reveal that women in all industrialized societies are moving inexorably toward equality. They will begin to perceive the dysfunctional effects of the nuclear family, particularly patriarchal nuclear family structures, upon themselves and will increasingly shun traditional family sex roles. The effect on family structures will be great, either precipitating a substantially reduced birthrate, increased willingness by men to assume household tasks equally with women, or proliferation of communal households which are well suited to accomplishing such tasks efficiently. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (Montreal, Canada, August 1975)