Citizens, Families, and Reform

Citizens, Families, and Reform

by Stein Ringen

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Overview

Modern families are economic institutions of great productivity. Theycontribute as much to a society's economic well-being as does workerproductivity in formal markets. In Citizens, Families, andReform, SteinRingen shows how long-standing inequalities of income and class areflexible and changing in post-industrial societies. Such inequalitiesrespond to structural changes such as social mobility and to publicpolicies such as those of the welfare state. His book is a study of theprocess from careful statistical analysis to specific policyrecommendations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412804981
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 09/30/2005
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Stein Ringen is professor of sociology and social policy and fellow of Green College, University of Oxford. He has held various academic posts in government, including assistant director general in the Norwegian Ministry of Justice. He is the author of The Possibility of Politics, to be reissued by Transaction in 2006.

Stein Ringen is professor of sociology and social policy and fellow of Green College, University of Oxford. He has held various academic posts in government, including assistant director general in the Norwegian Ministry of Justice. He is the author of The Possibility of Politics, to be reissued by Transaction in 2006.

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