Urbanization and the malleable household: an examination of boarding and lodging in American families

@article{Modell1973UrbanizationAT,
  title={Urbanization and the malleable household: an examination of boarding and lodging in American families},
  author={J. Modell and T. Hareven},
  journal={Journal of Marriage and Family},
  year={1973},
  volume={35},
  pages={467}
}
The challenges to traditional values posed by the urbanization of American society included by the late nineteenth century a new and widespread doubt that the family was capable ofwithstanding the pressures to which it was exposed. One aspect of family life upon which this lack of faith focused was the common practice of taking into the household boarders or lodgers.' What once had seemed a genial practice, a way of providing at once temporary accommodation and a family setting for those who… Expand

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The Family In Its Sociological Aspects