Progress, Ideology, and the Decline of the American Family
In this pathbreaking study that has earned the praise of scholars, family advocates, and policymakers, Richard T. Gill does more than illuminate the multiple causes and devastating effects of America's diminishing spirit of optimism. In order to reverse this disturbing trend, Gill urges Americans to reject short-term solutions, expand their time horizons, and, above all, give increasing care and attention to their children.
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Gill has written a book of the first importance about the central concern of American society, the sudden, unprecedented, altogether unanticipated collapse of the 'traditional' family structure. A superbly insightful work.--Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan No one who reads "Posterity Lost" will fail to learn from it.--Blankenhorn, David "Posterity Lost" will be one of the most influential treatments of family change in this decade.--Glenn, Norval D. "American Journal Of Sociology " A wise, wide-ranging and penetrating analysis of why marriage and the nuclear family in America are in such trouble, and what we can do about it.--David Popenoe, author of "Life Without Father, Promises to Keep", and "Disturbing the Nest No one who reads Posterity Lost will fail to learn from it.--David Blankenhorn, author of Fatherless America A tour de force analysis of the current woes that have beset the American family--Brigitte Berger, Boston University Posterity Lost will be one of the most influential treatments of family change in this decade.--Norval D. Glenn "American Journal of Sociology " Gill has wonderful insights sprinkled throughout the book, page after page.--Patrick Fagan, William H. Fitzgerald Fellow, The Heritage Foundation "Crisis " A subtle and deeply troubling analysis of the remarkable changes in family life in the past 30 years, and the concurrent uneasiness that is so widespread in contemporary society, despite our great economic, scientific and technological successes. It's a very good book.--Nathan Glazer, Harvard University School of Education