At a glance:
- Author: Daniel Patrick Moynihan
- First Published: 1986
- Type of Work: Current history and public policy analysis
- Genres: Nonfiction, Politics, Current affairs, Sociology
- Subjects: Family or family life, United States or Americans, Politics, Liberalism, Government, Economic policy, Democratic Party
If the United States is a nation of families—as both conservatives and liberals seem wont to say—then one has a right to inquire into the health of these families. Statistics are a vital way of beginning the examination, and the relevant statistics are truly alarming. Half of today’s marriages are likely to end in divorce; currently, there are 1.2 million divorces per year. When the divorcing wife keeps the children, she becomes a good candidate for poverty. Eighty-five percent of divorced women are not awarded any alimony. When alimony is awarded, the average amount is...
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