STANLEY E. BRADLEY, M.D.
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By all accounts the family is in a perilous state. Changes in patterns of behavior, moral constraints, freedom, responsibilities, communications, and consequences of technology coupled with far-reaching populational shifts have put the family and society, for which it has served as a base and a paradigm, under increasing strain and confusion. Divorce rates are high, up 700% in this century. Parent-child interaction is decreasing; two of three children born in this decade will grow up in single-parent homes, and enrollment in day care centers has doubled between 1965 and 1970. Juvenile delinquency is up; school dropouts have increased in 3
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BRADLEY SE. Anglo-American Views of Health and the Family. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:569. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-4-569
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(4):569.
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