ERIC Number: ED245147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Broken Families. Part 2. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Family and Human Services of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session on Oversight on the Breakdown of the Traditinal Family Unit, Focusing on the Causes and Implications for Society and the Role of Government in Helping Prevent the Breakup of Families (September 22 and October 4, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document presents the testimony and prepared statements of witnesses in the Congressional hearings on broken families. Following the opening statement of Senator Jeremiah Denton, subcommittee chairman, prepared statements from a panel of witnesses representing the American Psychiatric Association are presented; topics covered in the statements include society's present standards of behavior, the status of the family as an institution, the causes and consequences of family breakdown, and policy recommendations for public agencies and private organizations. Testimony from a panel of witnesses representing several religious communities is given, as well as a prepared statement from Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa. In the second session of the hearings, which focus on the role of government in problems of broken families, a panel discussion describing local public and private service programs which help families, and government's role in encouraging such programs, is presented. A discussion by Betty Friedan, George Gilder, and Brigitte Berger is presented, along with testimony addressing the government's role in three issues: women in the 1980's, poverty programs, and the strengthening of the nuclear family. The text of additional articles and publications is provided as well as prepared answers of witnesses to questions asked by Senator Denton. (LLL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.