All Our Families: New Policies for a New Century

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Contributors focus on the many types of contemporary families of today, including divorcing families, single parent families, step families, dual income families, adolescent patent families, adoptive families, and gay and lesbian families. The book proposes new policies for strengthening all families as we move into the next century. 320 pp.
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Contributors focus on the many types of contemporary families of today, including divorcing families, single parent families, step families, dual income families, adolescent patent families, adoptive families, and gay and lesbian families. The book proposes new policies for strengthening all families as we move into the next century. 320 pp.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195108316
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/26/1998
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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University of California, Berkeley

New York University

University of California, Berkeley

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Table of Contents

Preface
Authors
1 Introduction 1
2 Single-Parent Families 14
3 Families Started by Teenagers 40
4 Children of Divorce: A Society in Search of Policy 66
5 The Modern American Stepfamily: Problems and Possibilities 96
6 Ambiguous-Father Families 117
7 Gay and Lesbian Families: Queer Like Us 144
8 A Sign of Family Disorder? Changing Representations of Parental Kidnapping 170
9 New Families: Modern Couples as New Pioneers 196
10 Working Families: Hearth to Market 220
11 Immigrant Families 244
12 Abusive and Neglecting Parents and the Care of Their Children 265
13 Solomon's Children: The New Biologism, Psychological Parenthood, Attachment Theory, and the Best Interests Standard 285
Index 306
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