Study Criticizes Textbooks On Marriage as Pessimsitic

Tamar Lewin, New York Times, 9/17/1997

“The debate on families has been divided, with one pole seeing the trend to single–parent families and childbearing outside marriage as benign adaptations and the other seeing these trends as a serious threat to the well–being of children and society,” said David Blankenhorn, president of the Institute for American Values, a nonprofit group concerned with families that is based in New York. “In the last 10 years, the center of gravity has shifted from the first to the second, but the textbooks still seem to be stuck in the 70's world view that celebrates family diversity and sees the traditional family structure as suspicious.”

Subject: Marriage


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