Quotation by Urie Bronfenbrenner

In the United States, it is now possible for a person eighteen years of age, female as well as male, to graduate from high school, college, or university without ever having cared for, or even held, a baby; without ever having comforted or assisted another human being who really needed help. . . . No society can long sustain itself unless its members have learned the sensitivities, motivations, and skills involved in assisting and caring for other human beings.
Urie Bronfenbrenner (b. 1917) U.S. (Russian-born) psychologist, advocate for families. The Ecology of Human Development, ch. 3 (1979).
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