Family Policy and the American Safety Net (Contemporary Family Perspectives (CFP))

Family Policy and the American Safety Net (Contemporary Family Perspectives (CFP))

By: Janet Zollinger Giele (author)Paperback

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This volume begins with an historical look at the development of family policy in America. It examines the legal and sociological definitions of family, and examines the evolving changes of division of labor within families and changes in economic issues. Childcare, adoption and care of elders are examined from a contemporary perspective. Family culture and identity is discussed within the relevance of topic issues like immigration. The book concludes with the politics of family policy and the current state of the political situation.Janet Giele is Professor Emerita at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She was the founding director of the Family and Children's Policy Center from 1990 to 1996. The Center was the forerunner of the Institute on Children, Youth, and Families at the Heller School of Social Policy and Management of Brandeis University. She was Acting Dean of the Heller School in 1993-94. Professor GieleAes research and writing has focused on three interlocking interests - women's changing roles, aging and life course, and family policy.

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Janet Zollinger Giele (AB, Earlham College; PhD, Harvard University) is Professor Emerita of Sociology, Social Policy, and Women's Studies at Brandeis University. She was the founding director of the Family and Children's Policy Center in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management (1990-1996) and Acting Dean of the Heller School in 1993-94. In the 1960s, she taught at Wellesley College and in the 1970s was a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe and Principal Consultant to the Ford Foundation Task Force on Women. She has received grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, National Institute on Aging, Lilly Endowment, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations. In 2000, she was honored by Radcliffe with the Graduate Society Medal. The author or editor of ten books, her special areas of interest are women's changing roles, methods of life course research, and sociology of the family and family policy. Since 1976 when she joined the faculty of the Heller School, she has directed over thirty doctoral dissertations and is currently writing a guidebook on doctoral research and the earmarks of a good dissertation.

Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: The Emergence of Family Policy in America Chapter 2: Defining the Family Chapter 3: The Gender Factor Chapter 4: The Re-Invention of Caregiving Chapter 5: Family Income and Economic Security Chapter 6: Housing, Neighborhoods, and Life Chances Chapter 7: Family Heritage, Identity, and Citizenship Chapter 8: Family, Government, and the Safety Net

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/08/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781412998949
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9781412998949
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 1412998948

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