Unmarried Parents A Statistical Study of Twenty-Nine Cases Known to St. Joseph’s Children’s and Maternity Hospital Scranton, Pennsylvania 1958
It is generally accepted in our society that children should be reared in families created through marriage, therefore, parenthood without marriage is a deviation from the accepted cultural pattern of bearing and rearing children. This violation of social norms represents a form of social dysfunctioning and in turn creates social and emotional problems for unmarried parents and child. The problem of unmarried parents is not new in the history of the world. It has been discussed, with greater emphasis on the problems of the unmarried mother, on every national program regarding social problems for the past half century. Previous to this it was a topic that was not discussed but was in existence. Childbearing out of wedlock is generally agreed to be increasing and we face this problem with almost a sense of urgency.
Social work|Social research|Individual & family studies|Statistics
Walsh, Sister Mary St. Dennis, "Unmarried Parents A Statistical Study of Twenty-Nine Cases Known to St. Joseph’s Children’s and Maternity Hospital Scranton, Pennsylvania 1958" (1961). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724974.