New Families for Changing Times

by Pamela Kinnear

Throughout the Western world, the changing nature of families has led to a highly charged debate and when commentators talk of how families have changed they usually compare family structures now to those of the 1950s and 1960s. Families are changing, but for reasons far more complex than declining moral values and rising selfish individualism. For the most part parents are engaged in an intense and difficult project of re-inventing family life in a rapidly changing world.

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