Reading Questions due April 7

Reading Questions due April 7 - Rd. 19 "New Families:...

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Rd. 19 – “New Families: Modern Couples as New Pioneers” by Philip Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan 1. What is the objective of this article? - The object of this article is to (1) summarize the changing historical context that makes life for many modern parents more difficult than it used to be; (2) explore the premises underlying the current debate about family decline; (3) describe how conditions associated with the transition to parenthood create risks that increase the probability of individual, marital, and family distress; and (4) discuss the implications of this family strain for American family policy. 2. What do recent longitudinal studies indicate for parents whose distress goes unaddressed? - 3. What is the argument that the Cowan’s are making by presenting their information about family life as it exists currently in the U.S.? 4. What are the different and more confusing challenges for modern couples as they try to create family in modern times? 5.
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