An analysis of the deep social structure preventing the development of a national policy for children and families in the United States
The United States is one of the few economically developed nations without a national policy supporting children and their families. This paper suggests that the United States has a unique national ideology, based on the “Calvinistic Ethic,” which results in opposition to not only social programs for children and families, but to all government supported welfare programs. Such an ethic is not found in European countries. Finally, since the United States does not have a national family policy, millions of children and their families go without health care, lack social services, and suffer from inadequate economic supports. © 1990, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
Calvinistic ethic, child, Children and family programs, family policy, poverty
Pardeck, John T. "An analysis of the deep social structure preventing the development of a national policy for children and families in the United States." Early Child Development and Care 57, no. 1 (1990): 23-30.
Early Child Development and Care