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Chapter 2 -- Part 3: 4
The growth of the American middle class was a defining characteristic of the postwar decades.
The growth was dependent on demographic changes.
College attendances increased as did home ownership.
A new feminism was spurred by women working outside the home.
Children enjoyed more purchasing power, and a "teen culture" emerged on television, in popular music, and in film.
By the late 1970s, liberals and conservatives were divided over how to address the nation's family life.
Chapters 25 and 29 discuss these developments.
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