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The Resource Continuity & change in the American family, Lynne M. Casper and Suzanne M. Bianchi

Continuity & change in the American family, Lynne M. Casper and Suzanne M. Bianchi

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Continuity & change in the American family
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Continuity & change in the American family
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Lynne M. Casper and Suzanne M. Bianchi
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Continuity and change in the American family
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eng
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ536
LC item number
.C386 2002
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non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Continuity & change in the American family, Lynne M. Casper and Suzanne M. Bianchi
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Is the American family in decline? A note on the demographic approach to studying families. Theoretical frameworks in family demography. Demographic transition theory. The life course perspective and family demography. Economic theories of the family. A note on data and family terminology. Choice of topics and organization of this volume -- Changing families in a changing society. A changing society. A changing economy. Changing norms of family life. An older society. Changing households and families. What is happening to the two-parent family? Racial differences in household and family structure. Delayed marriage and living arrangements of young adults. Cohabitation. Marriage, divorce, and remarriage. Childbearing. Living arrangements of the elderly. Intergenerational ties and multigenerational living. Conclusion -- Cohabitation. Who cohabits and how has this changed over time? A note on gay and lesbian cohabiting-couple households. Cohabitation and marriage. Are cohabiting and married individuals becoming more alike? Cohabitation and single life. Different purposes, different cohabitors. Race and the meaning of cohabitation. Premarital cohabitation and risk of divorce. Conclusion -- Childbearing / by Martin O'Connell. Entering motherhood : childbearing among cohorts of women. Number of children and childlessness. Generational differences in childbearing. Nonmarital childbearing. Employment patterns before and after pregnancy. Birth expectations. Fertility in men's lives. Conclusion -- Single-mother families. Who is a single mother? Trends in single motherhood. Cohabitation and single-parenting. Cohort change in lifetime experience of single-mothering. Changing socioeconomic characteristics of single mothers. Variation among single mothers. Single mothers and welfare reform. Conclusion -- Fathering. Beliefs about father involvement : ideals and realities. Declining fatherhood : long-term trends in men's coresidential. Parenting. Lifetime estimates of parenthood. Father-only families and cohabitation. Characteristics of single and married fathers. Child custody. Contact between nonresident fathers and their children. Child support among nonresident fathers. Married fathers' time and activities with children. Fathers' and mothers' views on father involvement. Conclusion -- Grandparenting. How has grandparenthood changed over the years? Grandparenting. Grandparenting and single-parenting. Multigenerational families with grandparents. Heterogeneity in multigenerational families with grandparents. Characteristics of grandparents in multigenerational families. The economic well-being of grandparents in multigenerational families. Racial differences in multigenerational families with grandparents. The economic well-being of grandchildren in multigenerational families. Conclusion -- Child care. Growth in non-parental child care. How do parents choose child care? Accessibility. Affordability. Quality. Complexity of child care arrangements. Preschool-age children. School-age children. The importance of enrichment activities. Latchkey kids. Child care and child well-being. Conclusion -- Child well-being. Changing numbers of U.S. children. A transformation of family life. Foster children and adopted children. Children in gay and lesbian
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xxxv, 370 p.
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9780761920090
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2001003377
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