9780742521117

Taking Parenting Public

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742521117

  • ISBN10:

    0742521117

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-02-05
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Summary

Taking Parenting Public makes a compelling case that parenting has become dangerously undervalued in America today. It calls for a new investment--both personal and public--into the work of raising children and argues that we are all stockholders

Table of Contents

List of Boxes, Figures, and Tables
ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Preface: The Challenge xv
Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Cornel West
Introduction 1(12)
Nancy Rankin
Part One: The Cultural Marketplace
On Rekindling a Spirit of ``Home Training'': A Mother's Notes from the Front
13(16)
Enola G. Aird
Empty Parenthood: The Loss of Parental Authority in the Postmodern Family
29(16)
David Elkind
From Father Knows Best to The Simpsons--On TV, Parenting Has Lost Its Halo
45(14)
Bernice Kanner
Part Two: The Economic Marketplace
The Economic Status of Parents in Postwar America
59(24)
Edward N. Wolff
Time Crunch among American Parents
83(20)
Juliet B. Schor
Low-Income Parents and the Time Famine
103(16)
S. Jody Heymann
Part Three: The Political Marketplace
Political Trends among American Parents: The 1950s to 1996
119(20)
Ruy Teixeira
Taxes and the Family: A Conservative Perspective
139(16)
Allan C. Carlson
Observations on Some Proposals to Help Parents: A Progressive Perspective
155(20)
William A. Galston
Back to the Future: A GI Bill for the Twenty-First Century
175(34)
Peter Winn
Part Four: Building Public Will and Political Power to Help Parents
The Paths from Here
209(10)
Raymond Seidelman
What It Will Take to Build a Family-Friendly America
219(16)
Theda Skocpol
The Emerging Fatherhood Movement: Making Room for Daddy
235(16)
Wade F. Horn
The Parent Vote
251(14)
Nancy Rankin
Fixing Social Insecurity: A Proposal to Finance Parenthood
265(10)
Nancy Rankin
Conclusion
Taking Parenting Public
275(10)
Ruth A. Wooden
Index 285(6)
About the Contributors 291

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