Focus on single-parent families : past, present, and future

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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HQ759.915.F63 2010
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Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  HQ759.915.F63 2010

A groundbreaking collection of writings on the growing phenomenon of single-parent families in the United States, and how it impacts society as a whole.

Focus on Single-Parent Families: Past, Present, and Future brings together in one volume a range of cutting-edge research articles and essays on what has become the most dynamic change in family structure in U.S. history. It is the only resource to make the most insightful and important work being done on the single-parent family phenomena accessible to general readers.

Focus on Single-Parent Families helps readers go beyond the stereotypes and look closely at the complexity of families with one parent and consider their place in society. It encompasses the wide variety of households with a single parent--a family structure that promises to continue to grow and diversify. Throughout, the book gauges the impact of the increasing number of single-parent families on the nation as a whole, particularly in regard to policies concerning family welfare, children's services and health care, schools, and other essential social institutions.

30 expert contributors--all highly accomplished experts--address a variety of issues related to the growing number of single-parent families in the United States Bibliographic listings of references and additional readings conclude each chapter Offers a complete index
What's happening to the family: demographic and institutional changes / Larry L. Bumpass - Poverty, welfare, and livelihood strategies of nonmetropolitan single mothers / J. Brian Brown and Daniel T. Lichter
The single-father family: demographic, economic, and public transfer use characteristics / Brett V. Brown
Children raised in fatherless familes from infancy: a follow-up of children of lesbian and single heterosexual mothers at early adolescence / Fiona MacCallum and Susan Golombok
Family structure and children's success: a comparison of widowed and divorced single-mother families / Timothy J. Biblarz and Greg Gottainer
Influences on delinquency: the role of the single-parent family / Amy L. Anderson
Parental incarceration: implications of child welfare / Elizabeth I. Johnson and Jane Waldfogel
Grandmothers raising grandchildren / Catherine Goodman and Merril Silverstein
Expenditures on children and financial difficulties / Mark Lino
The psychological well-being of single parents / Anna-Marie Cunningham and Chris Knoester
Single parenthood and the law / Lynda H. Walters and Carla Abshire
The impact of parents' marital status on the time adolescents spend in productive activities / Cathleen Zick and Corrine Allen
The effects of neighborhood and mother-teen relationships on adolescent sexual activity / H. Harrington Cleveland and Michael Gilson
Religious involvement as a source of support? / Ann Sorenson, Carl F. Grindstaff, and R. Jay Turner
Rethinking the "pathology of matriarchy": family structure, educational attainment, and socioeconomic success / Timothy J. Biblarz and Adrian E. Raftery
Child care policy reform and employment of single mothers / Jay Bainbridge, Marcia K. Meyers, and Jane Waldfogel
Explaining trends in child support: economic, demographic, and policy effects / Anne C. Case, I-Fen Lin, and Sara S. McLanahan
Effective child support policy for low-income single parents / Maureen R. Waller and Robert Plotnick.

Additional Information
Subjects Single-parent families -- United States.
Single parents -- United States.
Publisher Santa Barbara, Calif. :Praeger,2010
Contributors Yarber, Annice D.
Sharp, Paul M.
Language English
Description viii, 298 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780313379505 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0313379505 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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