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ERIC Number: ED205281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Pages: 63
Abstractor: N/A
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Effects of Changed Family Structures on Children: A Review of the Literature.
Kendall, Earline D., Ed.; And Others
Current changes in the American nuclear family, the impact of changes in family structure on children, and a rationale for day care services are delineated in this literature review. The family modifications examined are (1) divorce, (2) remarriage, (3) single parenting, (4) father absence, (5) teenage parenting, and (6) extended families. Particular attention is given, respectively, to children's problems in the transition from an intact to a remarried family, and to the impact of father absence on children's social, intellectual, and emotional behavior. The history of day care provision in the United States is outlined, and different types of provision are described. It is concluded from the review of literature that the traditional American family has changed due to a rising divorce rate, lowered birth rate, increased numbers of women in the work force, altered male and female roles, mobility in society, and other changes in economic and value orientations. Because of changing family structures, child rearing patterns have also altered. Since traditional sources of support for families with children are not readily available, new or additional support systems for families must be found. Traditional family support systems may also need to be reviewed. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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