Death of the Girl Next Door: Social Pathologies Once Thought to be the Province of Inner Cities are Afflicting Small-Town, Working-Class America

Edmund L. Andrews, National Journal, 10/6/2011

Family life has always been fragile and chaotic for high school dropouts and people at the bottom of the income ladder, especially among African-Americans. The surprise, according to researchers W. Bradford Wilcox and Elizabeth Marquardt, was that the same pattern was showing up among working-class people of all races.

Subject: Family

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