Family dependence on patriarchal role of the man
Other Names: Dependence of wife on husband
Dependence of children on father
Nature: An economic tie traditionally binds both wife and children to the father as the provider. It is this bond which enables the father to act in an authoritarian manner, subjugating the wife and any children. This bond is a major factor hindering the emancipation of the woman.
Counter Claim: The key problem of the underclass - the cradle of crime, violence, and poverty - is the failure of the socialization of young men through marriage. Yet nearly all social welfare strategies - subsidies, training opportunities, therapies - are aimed at helping women function without husbands.
Problem Type: D: Detailed problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET