¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The special issue of the Journal of Marriage and the Family (JMF) that year focused on “Government Programs and the Family.” Existing programs and their relationship to the structure and functions of American families were reviewed. This was supported financially by the Russell Sage Foundation. In the May JMF issue, Rose Somerville presented a selection of articles in which authors attempted to clarify the relation between sex education and family life education. Professor Gerrit A. Kooy of the Netherlands became the International Editor for JMF. He had received the first full professorship in family sociology in the Netherlands.