Handbook of Families and Poverty
  • Handbook of Families and Poverty
  • Handbook of Families and Poverty

Handbook of Families and Poverty

by D. Russell Crane
     
 

''The Brigham Young University Family Studies Center sponsored a three-day research conference on Families and Poverty in March of 2004. The conference covered a broad range of topics including parenting, health care for poor families, how family processes influence families experiencing economic hardship, consequences of welfare reform in the United States,

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''The Brigham Young University Family Studies Center sponsored a three-day research conference on Families and Poverty in March of 2004. The conference covered a broad range of topics including parenting, health care for poor families, how family processes influence families experiencing economic hardship, consequences of welfare reform in the United States, economic status of ethnically diverse elderly, and microentrepreneurship in developing countries. This handbook was built out of the papers presented at this conference.'' ''According to the U.S. Census Bureau, In 2004, 37 million people [in the U.S.] were in poverty, up 1.1 million from 2003. That s a 12.5% increase in one year. Worse yet - the rate has increased over the last four consecutive years. A major goal of this handbook will be to highlight the common issues and concerns related to how this is affecting families. Disciplines represented will include: business, child development, family studies, marriage and family therapy, nursing, political science, population studies, psychology, public policy, social work, and sociology. '' ''Written by respected scholars from a variety of relevant disciplines, this handbook will cover hotly debated issues associated with public policy and funded research as they relate to families and poverty. Contributors, bringing multiple perspectives to bear, will aim to show alternatives to welfare in subgroups facing specific challenges that are currently not adequately addressed by the welfare system. (Several works have focused on welfare reform and poverty, but few have included as extensive a discussion.) Readers will also appreciate the insightful summaries of research involving poverty and its relationship to couple, marital, and family dynamics.'' '' 2004 is the most recent year for which this sort of census information is available.

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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)

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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