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Causes of weakening families and solutions

Many experts cite the weakening of the family as one of the causes for some of the problems our society faces today. Do you agree or disagree? In your response, include the following:

Identify important changes in families since 1960. What factors are responsible for this change?
On the balance, are families becoming weaker or simply different? What evidence can you cite?
If you agree with the experts, what proposals do you have to strengthen the family?

Please consider:
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There have been critical developments in the American family since 1960. In that year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved oral contraception for legal distribution to married women who could afford "the pill." It would not be until the late 1960's that young, single women would have access to the ...

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The solution contains a discussion of the possible causes of the weakening of families through a look at changes since the 1960's. Also listed are the positives and negatives of various aspects of todays families. The text contains 910 words and references.
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