Quotations From KENNETH KENISTON

 

  • 1.
    The psychological pain—and the ethical shame—of American poverty are made greater by the fact that this country possesses the wealth and the energy to raise all children to a minimally decent standard of living.
    Kenneth Keniston (20th century), U.S. professor, human development. All Our Children, ch. 2, The Carnegie Council on Children (1977).

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  • 2.
    Mothers work outside the home for many reasons; one of them is almost always because their families need their income to live up to their standards for their children.
    Kenneth Keniston (20th century), U.S. professor, human development. All Our Children, ch. 1, The Carnegie Council on Children (1977).

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  • 3.
    In brief, we have no explicit family policy but instead have a haphazard patchwork of institutions and programs designed mostly under crisis conditions, whether the crisis is national in scope (such as a recession ) or personal (such as a break-up of a particular family).
    Kenneth Keniston (20th century), U.S. professor, human development. All Our Children, ch. 4, The Carnegie Council on Children (1977).

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