This revised edition of the 1982 classic features eight newchapters and an updated introduction to reflect feminist thinking aboutthe family as it has evolved over the last two decades.Situated in thecontext of what is often referred to as the "family crisis,"the essaysaddress issues such as the increase in divorce, employment of marriedwomen and mothers, the relationship of poverty to family structure,controversy over access to abortion, the increasing visibility of variedfamily forms, and debates over the very meaning of "family."