It's hard to believe sometimes, that a few, short generations ago, many Americans families existed on one income. In most cases, men worked one full-time job and women stayed at home and cared for the family. If women worked outside the home at all, it was usually part time. As easy as it would be to believe that the altered lifestyles of today's nuclear families is to blame for the plight of today's youth, common sense tells most of us, that this is not the entire story. There have always been families in our society where only one parent was present and the family was poor and needy. Still many children born to these families went on to grow up to lead successful lives.
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