I am writing to ask the following sentences.
The "ruling" is believed to be "the first of its kind", and demonstrates just how much views on parental roles have changed over the years.
--What does the "ruling" here mean? and "the first of its kind" mean?
"As little as" thirty years ago, afew people questioned the genderroles that had prevailed for centuries.
--What does the "as little as" here mean?
Studies have also found that the presence of the father in the home can contribute to lower juvenile crme rates, a decrease in "child poverty", and lower rates of teenage pregnancy.
--What does that "child poverty" mean?