The Politics of Attachment: Personal and social influences on parenting and adult life
The arguments put forward by Amitai Etzioni on the so-called ‘parenting deficit’ are assessed by Lynne Murray in relation to scientific evidence. She shows that work outside the home for mothers is usually a factor beneficial, not harmful, to children’s development. There is no evidence, she says, to support the idea that women’s ‘selfishness’ is the source of present-dayparen ting problems.
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