"A 'happy family' tops the list of life goals worth striving for" Family values: despite a changing world, family life goes on much the same The family is in trouble. Fathers and mothers, preoccupied with their careers, have less and less time for parental supervision. Children become insolent and aggressive and terrorize the street. People are losing their capacity for long-term family relationships. Many people choose to live alone; others are solitary who wish otherwise. In most European countries, the number of single-person households keeps growing. This picture of the family as a declining institution, on its way to…
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