Public and Private Families An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0073404357
ISBN-13: 9780073404356
Edition: 6th 2010
Authors: Andrew Cherlin
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Book details

List price: $213.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/30/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.926
Language: English

Nationally recognized for its sound scholarship and balanced approach and written by one of the leading authorities in the field, this text examines the family through two lenses: the familiar private family in which we live most of our personal lives, and the public family in which we, as adults, deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the elderly, the increase in divorce, and childbearing outside of marriage. The book looks at intimate personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families. Distinctive chapters - Chapter 9, "Children and Parents;" Chapter 10, "Older Persons and Their Families;" and Chapter 14, "The Family, the State and Social Policy" - examine issues of great current interest, such as income assistance to poor families, the effects of out-of-home childcare, and the costs of the Social Security and Medicare programs.

Introduction
Public and Private Families
The History of the Family
Gender, Class, and Race-Ethnicity
Gender and Families
Social Class and Families
Race, Ethnicity, and Families
Sexuality, Partnership, and Marriage
Sexualities
Cohabitation and Marriage
Work and Families
Links Across the Generations
Children and Parents
The Elderly and Their Families
Conflict, Disruption, and Reconstitution
Domestic Violence
Divorce
Remarriage and Stepfamilies

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