Fragile Families and the Marriage Agenda / Edition 1

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This volume, the product of the 2003 Rocco C. and Marion S. Siciliano Forum at the University of Utah, explores various issues related to fragile families. In addition to addressing the proposition that government involvement can raise marriage rates, this book contains legal and theoretical perspectives on the marriage agenda, addresses some of the causes and consequences of offspring well-being in fragile families, and considers the importance of fathers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387258843
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Fragile families and the marriage agenda 1
Ch. 2 Marrying for America 23
Ch. 3 Teen childbearing and public policy 47
Ch. 4 Fragile families and family law 73
Ch. 5 Family structure and child well-being : the role of parental social connections 107
Ch. 6 Shifting fortunes in a changing economy : trends in the economic well-being of divorced women 127
Ch. 7 Family structure and adolescent labor market participation : examining the motives for and effects of at-risk students' work for pay during high school 159
Ch. 8 Maybe someday : marriage and cohabitation among low income fathers 189
Ch. 9 Fatherhood as a transformative process : unexpected successes among high risk fathers 211
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