The Future of the Family / Edition 1

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This book takes stock of the state of the family in the United States today and addresses the ways in which public policy affects the family and vice versa.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871546289
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface : a Dahrendorf inversion and the twilight of the family : the challenge to the conference
Ch. 1 The challenge of family system changes for research and policy 1
Ch. 2 The spread of single-parent families in the United States since 1960 25
Ch. 3 Unmarried cohabitation and parenthood : here to stay? : European perspectives 66
Ch. 4 Single-parent poverty, inequality, and the welfare state 96
Ch. 5 Father absence and child well-being : a critical review 116
Ch. 6 Fatherlessness in non-intact families and gender inequality in intact families : two sides of the same coin? 159
Ch. 7 The developmentalist perspective : a missing voice 166
Ch. 8 Demography, public policy, and "problem" families 171
Ch. 9 Marriage, family, and the welfare of children : a call for action 181
Ch. 10 Progressive family policy in the twenty-first century 198
Ch. 11 Disincentives to care : a critique of U.S. family policy 231
Ch. 12 The value of children 263
Ch. 13 Values, policy, and the family 267
Ch. 14 Policy and the family 276
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