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ERIC Number: ED151659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct-13
Pages: 19
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Unemployment and the Family.
Voydanoff, Patricia
The recent period of recession and high unemployment has led to increased public interest in the impact of unemployment on families. This paper reviews the available literature on unemployment and the family and relates it to current policy issues. Unemployment is found to be related to family functioning and stability, spending patterns, authority and decision making, and sex roles and the division of labor in the family. On the basis of previous research, it is suggested that research is needed to explore the joint effects of unemployment, social class, and wife employment on the family. In the development of policy, the following suggestions are made: (1) the occupational role of individual workers needs to be integrated with family needs for an adequate income; and (2) a comprehensive policy combining full employment with an income maintenance program based on family need should be developed to provide economic security for American families. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations (San Diego, California, October 12-15, 1977)