The Family: A Home Away

Working mothers are hardly a brand-new problem. But with a record 9,300,000 of them in the U.S. labor force today (an increase of 73% in just the past ten years), they pose an increasingly acute problem: What to do with a child or children when Mother is at work? Perhaps the most publicly visible symptoms of the dilemma, and the most pathetic, are the "latchkey kids." They are conspicuous in troubled Harlem, but are also observable in nearly every large U.S. city. Altogether, there are nearly 500,000 U.S. children who wear around their necks this symbol of desperation and...

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