The Evolving American Family: New Policies for a New Century

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Many people think that American families are disintegrating. These critics often compare today's families with an imagined typical family of the past -- stable, middle class, working father, stay-at-home mother, and two or three children. But most American families are not, and never were, like that. Moreover, these critics are often unaware that divorce rates and welfare rolls are down, or that teen pregnancy rates are lower than they were in the 1950s. What are today's families really like? What should society...
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Many people think that American families are disintegrating. These critics often compare today's families with an imagined typical family of the past -- stable, middle class, working father, stay-at-home mother, and two or three children. But most American families are not, and never were, like that. Moreover, these critics are often unaware that divorce rates and welfare rolls are down, or that teen pregnancy rates are lower than they were in the 1950s. What are today's families really like? What should society expect of them? What should society do for them?
All Our Families, a project of the Berkeley Forum on the Family, takes a hard look at contemporary families. Chapters include those on divorcing families, single-parent families, step-families, dual-income families, adolescent-parent families, and gay and lesbian families. Distinguished by their exceptional reputations as family scholars, the Forums interdisciplinary team of authors examines challenges to existing public policies brought on by problems such as custody disputes, family poverty, parental kidnapping, abuse and neglect, and the special psychological conditions faced by today's couples with newborns. The contending claims of biological and psychological parents are exposed and confronted.
Essential for courses in sociology, psychology, social work, public policy, and law, All Our Families proposes new policies for strengthening the families of America as we move into the 21st century.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195108323
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Lexile: 1600L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Mary Ann Mason is an Associate Professor of Law and Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley.
Arlene Skolnick is a Research Psychologist at the Institute for Human Development at the University of California, Berkeley.
Stephen Sugarman is Anges Roddy Robb Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Authors
1 Introduction 1
2 Single-Parent Families 13
3 Families Started by Teenagers 39
4 Children of Divorce: A Society in Search of Policy 66
5 The Modern American Stepfamily: Problems and Possibilities 95
6 Gay and Lesbian Families: Queer Like Us 117
7 A Sign of Family Disorder? Changing Representations of Parental Kidnapping 144
8 New Families: Modern Couples as New Pioneers 169
9 Working Families: Hearth to Market 193
10 Abusive and Neglecting Parents and the Care of Their Children 217
11 Solomon's Children: The New Biologism, Psychological Parenthood, Attachment Theory, and the Best Interests Standard 236
Index 256
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