Understanding Family Policy: Theories and Applications / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

Incl. family trends in context/rational choice framework/variations on policy as rational choice/etc.

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Provides students and practitioners of social work and related professions with conceptual tools to analyze the processes by which perceptions of family problems can be converted into government policies and programs, and to determine the potential or actual consequences those processes have for families. Summarizes some current trends and models, describes several specific frameworks for both policy and families, and shows how those interact into a feedback loop with either the desired result or some other effect. The date of the first edition is not noted. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803954618
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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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