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The Family
The family

When a family leaves its home and settles into a new area, the breadwinner is usually the center of attention. He or she may receive preparation, may be able to ask questions of experienced colleagues in the workplace, may be the recipient of positive attention from hosts, and, in the case of immigrants, may receive extra support from social service agencies (e.g., job training and placement). The problems of other family members may be neglected in the excitement of settling into the new home, and unresolved problems may appear in more severe form at a later date. These problems can become so serious as to threaten the successful adjustment of the family breadwinner. A frequent reason for the premature termination of a ...

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