The ‘Nuclear Family’ Is a Freak of History

“’We have an archaic idea of what family is,’ says [David] Brooks …. The nuclear family unit, Brooks argues, is a privilege of the wealthy. Across the world, 38 percent of people still live with extended family. And over the past half-century, the share of people living alone in America has doubled. The nuclear family is no longer the norm—and it should no longer be the ideal.”

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“The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake,” David Brooks, The Atlantic

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