Handbook of Families and Poverty

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Overview

"Edited by two well-known family researchers at Brigham Young University, this meticulously researched compendium is a trove of useful information on areas where poverty and family issues intersect. This volume should be the first stop for anyone beginning research on poverty and families. "
—CHOICE

The Handbook of Families and Povertycovers hotly debated issues associated with public policy and funded research as they relate to families and poverty. Contributors, bringing multiple perspectives to bear, aim to show alternatives to welfare in subgroups facing specific challenges that are currently not adequately addressed by the welfare system. Readers will appreciate the insightful summaries of research involving poverty and its relationship to couple, marital, and family dynamics.

Key Features:

  • Provides a comprehensive view of the issues surrounding families and poverty so thatreaders may benefit from the findings and insights of their peers in other relevant fields, with the hope that better understanding will bring better solutions.
  • Includesseveral chapters on application/intervention and theoretical issues
  • Contains writings by contributing authors who are respected experts from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives, including business; child development; family studies; psychology; public policy; social work; and sociology.
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Editorial Reviews

CHOICE - May 2008 Vol.45 No.09 - D.J. Conger
"Edited by two well-known family researchers at Brigham Young University, this meticulously researched compendium is a trove of useful information on areas where poverty and family issues intersect. This volume should be the first stop for anyone beginning research on poverty and families. "
Choice Magazine - May 2008 Vol.45 No.09
"Edited by two well-known family researchers at Brigham Young University, this meticulously researched compendium is a trove of useful information on areas where poverty and family issues intersect. This volume should be the first stop for anyone beginning research on poverty and families. "— D.J. Conger
CHOICE - May 2008 Vol.45 No.09 - D.J. Conger
"Edited by two well-known family researchers at Brigham Young University, this meticulously researched compendium is a trove of useful information on areas where poverty and family issues intersect. This volume should be the first stop for anyone beginning research on poverty and families."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412950428
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/16/2007
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 10.19 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Crane is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He has written one sole author text, Fundamentals of Marital Therapy (1996) published by Taylor Francis (Brunner/Mazel), co-edited another Handbook of Families and Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Sage, 2006), and over fifty referred journal articles and book chapters. His work has as appeared in leading scholarly journals including Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Issues, Family Relations, American Journal of Family Therapy, Family Process, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Families, Systems and Health, Contemporary Family Therapy and Family Therapy. He has recently completed a six year term (2000-2006) as the Director of the Families Studies Center and Associate Director for Research in the School of Family life at Brigham Young University. In addition, he has completed a six year term (2000-2006; 2006 as Chair) as a member of the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dr. Heaton is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Associate Director of the Family Studies Center at Brigham Young University. His major research focuses on the relationship between family characteristics on children’s health in Latin America. In addition to analysis of the extensive data provided by the demographic and health surveys, he has helped collect data on mothers with children under age 5 in Bolivia and Colombia. He also continues to be interested in family demographics. Current work focuses on the divorce generation—the cohort married in the late 1960s and 1970 which experienced unprecedented divorce rates. Now half of this cohort has experienced marital disruption. He has authored over 100 articles and chapters, and authored or edited 11 books.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Section 1: What Welfare Can and Cannot Do
1. Innovation in Social Policy: Evaluating State Efforts to Reform Welfare, Promote Work, and Help Low-Income Families - Gary Bryner and Ryan Martin
2. Social Policy and Marriage - Lawrence M. Mead
3. Working Families Should Not Be Poor – The New Hope Program - Anjali Gupta, Jessica W. Thornton and Aletha C. Huston
4. Who will Care when Parents Can’t?: An Overview of Trends in Kinship Care - Kevin D. Blair and David Taylor
Section 2: Poverty among Diverse Populations and Settings
5. Understanding the Processes through which Economic Hardship Influences Rural Families and Children - Rand Conger and Katherine Jewsbury Conger
6. Early Childhood Education and Care: An Opportunity to Enhance the Lives of Poor Children - Anna D. Johnson, Kate Tarrant and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
7. Appalachian families and poverty: Historical issues and contemporary economic trends - W. Sean Newsome, Kevin R. Bush , Charles B. Hennon, Gary W. Peterson and Stephan M. Wilson
8. Poverty and Economic Polarization among Children in Racial Minority and Immigrant Families - Daniel T. Lichter, Zhenchao Qian and Martha L. Crowley
9. Processes of Poverty and Social Exclusion in Poor Families - Angela Abela and Charles Tabone
10. Mexican American Families and Poverty - Scott L. Coltrane, Ross D. Parke, Thomas J. Schofield, Shigueru J. Tsuha, Michael Chavez and Shoon Lio
11. Mexican Immigrant Childbearing Women: Social Support and Perinatal Outcomes - Lynn Clark Callister and Ana Birkhead
12. Food Insecurity and Provisioning: Chronic Challenges Faced by Families Living in Poverty On the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation - Erin Feinauer Whiting and Carol J. Ward
13. How Economically Disadvantaged are American Elderly Women? Gender Differences in Economic Well-Being in Old Age - Martha N. Ozawa and Hong-Sik Yoon
14. The Effect of Socioeconomic Status on the Community Functioning of People with Serious Mental Illness and Their Families - Eric D. Johnson
15. Addiction and Medicaid: A Prairie Sighting of Califano’s “Elephant in the Living Room of American Society” and State Budgets - Harvey Hillin
16. Incarceration, Poverty, and Families - Stephen J. Bahr
17. Children’s Time Use and Parental Involvement in Low-Income Families - W. Jean Yeung and Rebecca K. Glauber
18. Cognitive and Emotional Outcomes for Children in Poverty - R. Gabriela Barajas, Nina Philipsen, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
19. Challenging Social Inequalities in Health - Michael Murray and David F. Marks
Sections 3: Intervention and Education for Working with Poor Families
20. Giving Head Start a Fresh Start - Douglas J. Besharov and Caeli A. Higney
21. Grandparents: A Family Resource? - Lynda Clarke
22. Poor Fathers Involvement in the Lives of Their Children - Melvin N. Wilson
23. The Health Care Safety Net for Mexican American Families - Ronald J. Angel, Jacqueline L. Angel, and Laura Lein
24. Federal Policy Efforts to Improve Outcomes Among Disadvantaged Families by Supporting Marriage and Family Stability - M. Robin Dion and Alan J. Hawkins
25. Microenterprise: Building Well-being Among Poor U.S. Families - Warner P. Woodworth
26. Working with families in poverty: Towards a multilevel population-based approach - Matthew Sanders and William Bor
27. Increasing Marriage Would Dramatically Reduce Child Poverty - Robert E. Rector, Kirk A. Johnson, and Patrick F. Fagan
Chapter 12: Food Insecurity and Provisioning: Chronic Challenges Faced by Families Living in Poverty On the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation - Erin Feinauer Whiting, Carol J. Ward
Chapter 13: How Economically Disadvantaged are American Elderly Women? Gender Differences in Economic Well-Being in Old Age - Hong-Sik Yoon, Martha N. Ozawa
Chapter 01: Innovation in Social Policy: Evaluating State Efforts to Reform Welfare, Promote Work, and Help Low-Income Families - Gary C Bryner, Ryan T. Martin
Chapter 02: Social Policy and Marriage - Lawrence M. Mead
Chapter 03: Working Families Should Not Be Poor - The New Hope Program - Anjali E. Gupta, Jessica W. Thornton-Walker, Aletha C. Huston
Chapter 04: Who will Care when Parents Can’t?: An Overview of Trends in Kinship Care With a Focus on the Child-Only Provisions of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program - Kevin D. Blair, David B. Taylor
Chapter 05: Understanding the Processes through which Economic Hardship Influences Rural Families and Children - Rand Conger, Katherine Jewsbury Conger
Chapter 06: Early Childhood Education and Care: An Opportunity to Enhance the Lives of Poor Children - Anna D. Johnson, Kate Tarrant, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
Chapter 07: Appalachian Families and Poverty: Historical Issues and Contemporary Economic Trends - Sean Newsome, Kevin R. Bush, Charles B. Hennon, Gary Peterson, Stephan M. Wilson
Chapter 11: Mexican Immigrant Childbearing Women: Social Support and Perinatal Outcomes - Lynn Clark Callister, Ana Birkhead
Chapter 23: The Health Care Safety Net for Mexican American Families - Ronald J. Angel, Jacqueline L. Angel, Laura Lein
Chapter 14: The Effect of Socioeconomic Status on the Community Functioning of People with Serious Mental Illness and Their Families - Eric D. Johnson
Chapter 15: Addiction and Medicaid: A Prairie Sighting of Califano’s “Elephant in the Living Room of American Society” and State Budgets - Harvey H. Hillin
Chapter 16: Incarceration, Poverty, and Families - Stephen J. Bahr
Chapter 17: Children’s Time Use and Parental Involvement in Low-Income Families - Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, Rebecca Glauber
Chapter 18: Cognitive and Emotional Outcomes for Children in Poverty - R. Gabriela Barajas, Nina Mareike Philipsen, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
Chapter 19: Challenging Social Inequalities in Health - Michael Murray, David F. Marks
Chapter 20: Giving Head Start a Fresh Start - Douglas J. Besharov, Caeli A. Higney
Chapter 21: Grandparents: A Family Resource? - Lynda Clarke
Chapter 22: Poor Fathers Involvement in the Lives of Their Children - Melvin N. Wilson
Chapter 24: Federal Policy Efforts to Improve Outcomes Among Disadvantaged Families by
Supporting Marriage and Family Stability - M. Robin Dion
Chapter 25: Microenterprise: Building Well-being Among Poor U.S. Families - Warner P. Woodworth
Chapter 26: Working with Families in Poverty: Towards a Multilevel Population-Based Approach - Matthew R Sanders, William Bor
Chapter 27: Increasing Marriage Would Dramatically Reduce Child Poverty - Robert E. Rector, Kirk A. Johnson, Patrick F. Fagan
Chapter 08: Poverty and Economic Polarization among Children in Racial Minority and Immigrant Families - Daniel T. Lichter, Zhenchao Qian, Martha L. Crowley
Chapter 09: Processes of Poverty and Social Exclusion in Poor Families - Angela Abela, Carmel Tabone
Chapter 10: Mexican American Families and Poverty - Scott L. Coltrane, Ross D. Parke, Thomas Schofield, Shigeru Tusha, Michael Chavez, Shoon Liu

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