ERIC Number: ED316515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Family. Preserving America's Future. A Report to the President from the White House Working Group on the Family.
Domestic Policy Council, Washington, DC.
The White House Working Group on the Family was mandated to study how government at all levels could be made supportive of American families (i.e., how a pro-family policy could be implemented). This report on the status of family life in the United States opens with guidelines by which to judge public policy and its effects on the family. The first section, on "family economics," discusses the family in a capitalist society and the legal status of the family. The subjects of divorce and poverty are also considered. In discussing "children and the American future," the topics of teen-age pregnancy and television are approached and the deleterious effects of welfare on child poverty is reiterated. In discussing "caring for children," child support enforcement statistics are offered as well as information on adoption. In the final section, "neighborhoods," community responsibility is discussed along with citizenship and taxes. Education and the schools are briefly discussed with emphasis on the work ethic and moral values. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Domestic Policy Council, Washington, DC.