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The Resource Families in an era of increasing inequality : diverging destinies, Paul R. Amato, Alan Booth, Susan M. McHale, Jennifer van Hook, editors

Families in an era of increasing inequality : diverging destinies, Paul R. Amato, Alan Booth, Susan M. McHale, Jennifer van Hook, editors

Label
Families in an era of increasing inequality : diverging destinies
Title
Families in an era of increasing inequality
Title remainder
diverging destinies
Statement of responsibility
Paul R. Amato, Alan Booth, Susan M. McHale, Jennifer van Hook, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The widening gap between the rich and the poor is turning the American dream into an impossibility for many, particularly children and families. And as the children of low-income families grow to adulthood, they have less access to opportunities and resources than their higher-income peers--and increasing odds of repeating the experiences of their parents. Families in an Era of Increasing Inequality probes the complex relations between social inequality and child development and examines possibilities for disrupting these ongoing patterns. Experts across the social sciences track trends in marriage, divorce, employment, and family structure across socioeconomic strata in the U.S. and other developed countries. These family data give readers a deeper understanding of how social class shapes children's paths to adulthood and how those paths continue to diverge over time and into future generations. In addition, contributors critique current policies and programs that have been created to reduce disparities and offer suggestions for more effective alternatives. Among the topics covered: Inequality begins at home: the role of parenting in the diverging destinies of rich and poor children. Inequality begins outside the home: putting parental educational investments into context. How class and family structure impact the transition to adulthood. Dealing with the consequences of changes in family composition. Dynamic models of poverty-related adversity and child outcomes. The diverging destinies of children and what it means for children's lives. As new initiatives are sought to improve the lives of families and children in the short and long term, Families in an Era of Increasing Inequality is a key resource for researchers and practitioners in family studies, social work, health, education, sociology, demography, and psychology"--Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
306.85
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ519
LC item number
.F23 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1935-2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Amato, Paul R.
  • Booth, Alan
  • McHale, Susan
  • Van Hook, Jennifer
Series statement
National symposium on family issues
Series volume
volume 5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Equality
  • Social classes
  • Families
  • Equality
  • Social classes
  • Equality
  • Families
  • Social classes
  • United States
  • Familjer
  • Familjer
Label
Families in an era of increasing inequality : diverging destinies, Paul R. Amato, Alan Booth, Susan M. McHale, Jennifer van Hook, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
881439383
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 242 pages
Isbn
9783319083070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)881439383
Label
Families in an era of increasing inequality : diverging destinies, Paul R. Amato, Alan Booth, Susan M. McHale, Jennifer van Hook, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
881439383
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 242 pages
Isbn
9783319083070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)881439383

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