Limitations of National Income Accounts to Measure Standard of Living Essay

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Family in Society Family in Society Floyd Mansfield Martinson Gustavus Adolphus College Family in Society by Martinson, Floyd M. (Floyd Mansfield), 1916-2000 First published by Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc. (New York, USA), 1970. LCCN 78-108037. This edition by Books Reborn (http://www.books-reborn.org/), July 2001. Copyright © 1970 Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc. xi, 395 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 301.42/0973 HQ535 .M38 This edition of Family in Society has been OCR scanned from the 1970 edition for publication on the Internet. Pagination and layout of this edition closely mimics that of the 1970 edition, so references to specific pages of that edition remain valid here. The original copyright holder, Dodd Mead & Company, ceased business around 1989. It is assumed that the copyright on this volume reverted to Floyd Martinson at that time. Copyrights owned by Floyd Martinson were inherited by his widow, Beatrice Awes Martinson, after his death in 2000. Beatrice Awes Martinson has given permission to Books Reborn for this book to be made available to the public on the Internet. She retains all rights to this work. Preface The experiences of human life are almost limitless. To write meaningfully about the complicated world of human experience one must find ways of bringing order into the data, ways of focusing on and highlighting certain experiences. This is the purpose of a perspective. Viewing the American family in sociological perspective, then, this book is an attempt to describe and analyze the American family within the context, first, of its involvement with society and, second, of its involvement in the lives of individuals. Thus, in the following chapters the family is viewed not as an isolated phenomenon but as a unit significant and essential to society. The family is a social system that is responsive to the cultural and social milieu in which it operates. By

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