Focus on Single-parent Families: Past, Present, and Future

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Annice D. Yarber, Paul M. Sharp
ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 298 pages
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"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.

 

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Contents

Historical Trends in Family Life and Structure
1
Social Diversity and SingleParent Families
23
SingleParent Families The Lived Experience
119
Social Problems and Policy
221
Index
295
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About the author (2010)

Annice D. Yarber is associate professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology at Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, AL.

Paul M. Sharp is professor of sociology in the Department of Scoiology at Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, AL.

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