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Roussel points to a number of frightening signs among children today failure at school, depression, suicide, juvenile delinquency, violent behaviour and concludes that childhood itself is seriously threatened. The changes in family relations have played a determining role in affecting the lives of all children each and every one of them potential victims of the upheavals that shake our society. Such is the theory that Roussel presents in this book, as he traces more that 20 years of changes in the family and examines their impact on education. Louis Roussel is a scientific adviser for Frances national institute of demographic studies.
Should we worry about the mariage and birth rates? Should we be reassured by the family values trend? Demographic data is never easy to interpret and because of the social changes within families, former theories must be revised and new approaches considered. L. Roussel attempts to draw an accurate picture of the future of our ever changing society.
Humanity is setting foot on a demographic terra incognita, with major economic, social, cultural, and political consequences.