Future of the Family

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  • Copyright: 2006-01-30
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
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Table of Contents

Contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Preface: A Dahrendorf Inversion and the Twilight of the Family: The Challenge to the Conferencep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxix
The Challenge of Family System Changes for Research and Policyp. 1
What Do We Know?
The Spread of Single-Parent Families in the United States Since 1960p. 25
Unmarried Cohabitation and Parenthood: Here to Stay? European Perspectivesp. 66
Single-Parent Poverty, Inequality, and the Welfare Statep. 96
Father Absence and Child Well-Being: A Critical Reviewp. 116
Commentary on the Family
Fatherlessness in Non-Intact Families and Gender Inequality in Intact Families: Two Sides of the Same Coin?p. 159
The Developmentalist Perspective: A Missing Voicep. 166
Demography, Public Policy, and "Problem" Familiesp. 171
Policy Perspectives
Marriage, Family, and the Welfare of Children: A Call for Actionp. 181
Progressive Family Policy in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 198
Disincentives to Care: A Critique of U.S. Family Policyp. 231
Making Sense of Family Change and Family Policy
The Value of Childrenp. 263
Values, Policy, and the Familyp. 267
Policy and the Familyp. 276
Indexp. 283
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