Public and Private Families: An Introduction / Edition 2

Public and Private Families: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Andrew J. Cherlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070119872

ISBN-13: 9780070119871

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Nationally recognized for its sound scholarship and balanced approach and written by one of the leading authorities in the field, this text examines the family through two lenses: the familiar 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 elderly,…  See more details below

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Nationally recognized for its sound scholarship and balanced approach and written by one of the leading authorities in the field, this text examines the family through two lenses: the familiar 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 elderly, the increase in divorce, and childbearing outside of marriage. The book looks at intimate personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families. Distinctive chapters – Chapter 9, “Children and Parents;” Chapter 10, “The Elderly and Their Families;” and Chapter 14, “The Family, the State and Social Policy” – examine issues of great current interest, such as income assistance to poor families, the effects of out-of-home childcare, and the costs of the Social Security and Medicare programs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070119871
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
577

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Table of Contents

List of Boxes
Preface
1Public and Private Families3
2The History of the Family31
3Gender and Families67
4Social Class and Families99
5Race, Ethnicity, and Families125
6The Family, the State, and Social Policy159
7Sexuality and Love187
8Paths to Family Formation221
9Spouses and Partners259
10Work and Families287
11Domestic Violence319
12Divorce349
13Remarriage379
14Children and Parents407
15The Elderly and Their Families445
16Social Change and Families477
Glossary505
Acknowledgments511
Photo Credits515
Index517

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