chapter  V
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MODERN SOCIAL CHANGES AFFECTING THE FAMILY

Chapters III and IV dealt with the family at several different periods of European history and then described contemporary family patterns in several different countries. In neither case, however, did they give any insight into the processes by which one family pattern changes into another. We have had a series of exhibits, some of past and some of present forms of living, but we have not had a motion picture. The data enabled us to compare, but hardly . to understand. For the modern era, we have more data regarding the transitions themselves, hence our history can be more analytical.