The Futures of the Family
This text considers what family life used to be like in other times and what it is currently like in other places. It examines positive and negative aspects of recent changes, perceptions of family, images of the family in the media and issues such as divorce and family breakdown.
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The Good News 13 The Bad News
Household Size Crowding and Privacy
What Remains the Same?
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