Public and Private Families: An Introduction / Edition 7

Public and Private Families: An Introduction / Edition 7

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by Andrew Cherlin
     
 

As the title suggests, Public and Private Families: An Introduction, seventh edition, discusses the family in two senses: the 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 frail elderly, the increase in divorce, and childbearingSee more details below

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As the title suggests, Public and Private Families: An Introduction, seventh edition, discusses the family in two senses: the 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 frail elderly, the increase in divorce, and childbearing outside of marriage. The book examines intimate personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families. Distinctive chapters examine contemporary issues such as income assistance to poor families, the effects of out-of-home childcare, and the costs of Social Security and Medicare programs.

A companion reader to this textbook, Public and Private Families: A Reader, seventh edition, with 14 same-named chapters, has 34 readings from both the popular press and academic journals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780078026676
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
70,602
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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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
Part VI: Family and Society
Chapter 14: The Family, the State, and Social Policy
Chapter 15: Social Change and Families

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