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    Fragile Families and the Marriage Agenda

    ISBN-10: 0387258841
    ISBN-13: 9780387258843
    Author(s): Lori Kowaleski-Jones, Nicholas Wolfinger
    Description: Many people see government involvement in family policy as a response to popular concerns that the American family is in a state of crisis. One of the primary concerns with "fragile" families (one parent usually mother) is economic: Poverty rates  More...
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    Publisher: Springer
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 238
    Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 2.640
    Language: English

    Many people see government involvement in family policy as a response to popular concerns that the American family is in a state of crisis. One of the primary concerns with "fragile" families (one parent usually mother) is economic: Poverty rates for single mothers are several times that of two-parent families. Economic deprivation while growing up has been linked to poor physical health, reduced intellectual ability and academic achievement. Some social sciences contend that marriage is the solution to many of the problems associated with single-parent families. Other experts believe that government programs designed to raise marriage rates may cause more problems than they solve ( i.e. domestic violence, divorce, etc.). The proposed volume will explore issues related to fragile families from many different perspectives on the causes and consequences of this issue. This book is divided up into sections covering legal and theoretical perspectives, causes and consequences of offspring wellbeing, and the aspect of fathers importance to the "fragile families."

    Nicholas Wolfinger is an Associate Professer at the University of Utah. He is the co-editor of the book Fragile Families and the Marriage Agenda. He has published widely in journals such as Demography, Social Forces and Journal of Family Issues. He is the recipient of the University of Utah's Superior Research Award, 2004.

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Fragile Families and the Marriage Agenda
    Marrying for America
    Teen Childbearing and Public Policy
    Fragile Families and Family Law
    Family Structure and Child Well-Being: The Role of Parental Social Connections
    Shifting Fortunes in a Changing Economy: Trends in the Economic Well-Being of Divorced Women
    Family Structure and Adolescent Labor Market Participation: Examining the Motives for and Effects of At-Risk Students' Work for Pay during High School
    Maybe Someday: Marriage and Cohabitation among Low Income Fathers
    Fatherhood as a Transformative Process: Unexpected Successes among High Risk Fathers
    Index

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