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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Why do "conservative family values" states have higher divorce & teen pregnancy rates?

Do 'Family Values' Weaken Families? -National Journal Magazine

An interesting study on the differences in family values and practices between conservative and liberal states, a theory on what it all means, and what has changed about American society, and American families, in the last 30-40 years.  I found it to be fascinating reading.

"The paradox is this: Cultural conservatives revel in condemning the loose moral values and louche lifestyles of "San Francisco liberals." But if you want to find two-parent families with stable marriages and coddled kids, your best bet is... the liberal, bicoastal, predominantly Democratic places that cultural conservatives love to hate."

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