Public and Private Families: An Introduction / Edition 6
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Public and Private Families: An Introduction / Edition 6

by Andrew Cherlin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073404357

ISBN-13: 9780073404356

Pub. Date: 11/30/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Nationally recognized for its sound scholarship and balanced approach and written by one of the leading authorities in the field, this text examines the family through two lenses: the familiar private family in which we live most of our personal lives, and the public family in which we, as adults, deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the

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Nationally recognized for its sound scholarship and balanced approach and written by one of the leading authorities in the field, this text examines the family through two lenses: the familiar private family in which we live most of our personal lives, and the public family in which we, as adults, deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the elderly, the increase in divorce, and childbearing outside of marriage. The book looks at intimate personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families. Distinctive chapters - Chapter 9, "Children and Parents;" Chapter 10, "Older Persons and Their Families;" and Chapter 14, "The Family, the State and Social Policy" - examine issues of great current interest, such as income assistance to poor families, the effects of out-of-home childcare, and the costs of the Social Security and Medicare programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073404356
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1: Public and Private Families

Chapter 2: The History of the Family
Part II: Gender, Class, and Race-Ethnicity

Chapter 3: Gender and Families

Chapter 4: Social Class and Families

Chapter 5: Race, Ethnicity, and Families
Part III: Sexuality, Partnership, and Marriage

Chapter 6: Sexualities

Chapter 7: Cohabitation and Marriage

Chapter 8: Work and Families
Part IV: Links Across the Generations

Chapter 9: Children and Parents

Chapter 10: The Elderly and Their Families
Part V: Conflict, Disruption, and Reconstitution

Chapter 11: Domestic Violence

Chapter 12: Divorce

Chapter 13: Remarriage and Stepfamilies

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