Understanding Family Policy: Theories and Applications / Edition 2

Understanding Family Policy: Theories and Applications / Edition 2

by Shirley L. Zimmerman, Zimmerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803954611

ISBN-13: 9780803954618

Pub. Date: 09/05/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Second Edition of Understanding Family Policy continues to provide the conceptual framework, offered in the First Edition, which enables students and professionals to examine and analyze government policies and their impact on the family. Features new to this edition include: new theoretical frameworks and their applications; an update of the recent history

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The Second Edition of Understanding Family Policy continues to provide the conceptual framework, offered in the First Edition, which enables students and professionals to examine and analyze government policies and their impact on the family. Features new to this edition include: new theoretical frameworks and their applications; an update of the recent history of family policy; a reinforcement of the link between theory and the everyday life experiences people have with the policy process; and study questions and a glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803954618
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/05/1995
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: DEFINITIONS, TRENDS AND MODELS
Defining Family Policy
Family Trends
The Empirical Basis for Changing Family Definitions
Family Trends in Context
Competing Definitions of Family and Policy Trends
A Social Change Model
PART TWO: POLICY FRAMEWORKS: CONVERTING PERCEPTIONS OF FAMILY PROBLEMS INTO POLICIES AND PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES
The Institutional Framework
Family Policy as the Outcome of Institutional Arrangements
The Rational Choice Framework
Variations on Policy as Rational Choice
Interest Group Theory, Elite Theory and Systems Theory
PART THREE: FAMILY FRAMEWORKS: TOOLS FOR CONCEPTUALIZING FAMILY WELL-BEING
Families as Social Systems and Systems of Exchange and Choice
Symbolic Interaction, Family Stress Theory, Conflict Theory, Feminist and Cultural Theories
PART FOUR: PUTTING IT ALL BACK TOGETHER
Reframing the Policy-Family Relationship so It Works Better for Families

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