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Collateral Damage: The Children of Divorce

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores the rules and standards that courts are supposed to use in awarding custody, and how these rules and standards have shifted over the years. It also looks at the troubling issue ... More


Life After PRWORA: The Involvement of African American Fathers With Welfare-Reliant Children and the Child Support Enforcement System

David J. Pate

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

Since the 1960s, fathers for children on welfare have been described in various ways. They have been described as “absent” and more recently as “deadbeat dads” for not contributing to the family ... More


Children, Citizenship and Child Support: The Child Support Grant in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Francie Lund

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0019
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In April 1998, the post-apartheid South African government introduced a monthly cash transfer for children in poor households. A requirement for getting the grant was that the birth of the child had ... More


Eliminating Welfare and Reducing Child Poverty

Duncan Lindsey

in Child Poverty and Inequality: Securing a Better Future for America's Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305449
eISBN:
9780199894291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305449.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines the limitations and flaws of the welfare program, and suggests different approaches to solving child poverty that have been used in most of the other industrialized nations of ... More


Two Simple Programs for Ending Child Poverty

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines social policy initiatives and programs designed to alter the current structural arrangements responsible for the condition of poor children. If the families served by child ... More


Who’s Taking Care of the Children? Title IV: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and Related Programs for Children and Families

Andrew W. Dobelstein

in Understanding the Social Security Act: The Foundation of Social Welfare for America in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195366891
eISBN:
9780199894208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366891.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Efforts to provide financial support to economically dependent children have emerged from some of America's most confusing social welfare policy objectives. As a result, at least five major programs ... More


The Struggle Continues: 1980s–90s

Pat Thane and Tanya Evans

in Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?: Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199578504
eISBN:
9780191741838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578504.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Continuing difficulties for unmarried mothers and their children despite improvements. Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Governments, cuts to welfare, pressure on mothers to work, but childcare hard ... More


Applying the Framework to Family Ties Burdens

Dan Markel, Jennifer M. Collins, and Ethan J. Leib

in Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380064
eISBN:
9780199855308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380064.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter analyzes the various family ties burdens identified in Chapter 4. It offers a basis for how the normative framework in Chapter 5 contributes to a more comprehensive accounting when ... More


Truth

John Eekelaar

in Family Law and Personal Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535422
eISBN:
9780191707384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535422.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Starting from the observation that the law constructs a reality which may not correspond to ‘physical’ truth, this chapter starts by considering the way kin relationships have been designed to ... More


The Consequences of Divorce

Julie Macfarlane

in Islamic Divorce in North America: A Shari’a Path in a Secular Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753918
eISBN:
9780199949588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753918.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the social, spiritual, legal and financial outcomes of divorce for Muslim men and women. There is consensus that women suffer the most negative social consequences. In some ... More


A Survey of Family Ties Burdens

Dan Markel, Jennifer M. Collins, and Ethan J. Leib

in Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380064
eISBN:
9780199855308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380064.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter identifies practices characterized as family ties burdens. These include parental responsibility laws imposing liability on parents because of crimes or misdeeds committed by their ... More


Responding to the support needs of children and young people caring for parents with HIV

Ruth Evans and Saul Becker

in Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS: Global issues and policy responses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420220
eISBN:
9781447301769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420220.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the support needs of children and young people who care for parents with HIV, and discusses local and global strategies and responses. It also discusses the implications of ... More


Maintenance, the Magistrates’ Courts and the State

Stephen Cretney

in Family Law in the Twentieth Century: A History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280919
eISBN:
9780191713170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280919.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Legal History

For many years, married women who needed protection used the Magistrates’ Courts, which had a (very restricted) jurisdiction to make orders in cases where wife and children needed financial support ... More


Child Support: Interactions between Private and Public Transfers

Robert I. Lerman and Elaine Sorensen

in Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226533568
eISBN:
9780226533575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533575.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter, which examines child support policies, especially the activities of the Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Program, and how they interact with transfer policies and affect the low-income ... More


Child support among selected OECD countries: a comparative analysis

James Kunz, Patrick Villeneuve, and Irwin Garfinkel

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines child support among selected countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It starts by presenting some background information on child support ... More


The Financial Incidents of Family Dissolution

Grace Ganz Blumberg

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter deals with wealth redistribution when family members no longer share a common household. It traces the history of wealth redistribution at family breakdown in the United States during ... More


Social Security in Developed Countries: Are There Lessons for Developing Countries?

A. B. Atkinson and John Hills

in Social Security in Developing Countries

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198233008
eISBN:
9780191678967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233008.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the measures that have emerged as components of the social-security systems of developed countries. It considers the lessons that developing countries may or may not be able ... More


Legal Discrimination against Unwed Mothers

in Tough Choices: Bearing an Illegitimate Child in Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761291
eISBN:
9780804772396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761291.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In Japan, single unwed mothers experience greater legal discrimination than other single mothers. These legal disadvantages are evident in the family register, a document that makes unwed mothers and ... More


Post-divorce Financial Obligations

John Eekelaar

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Surveying the evolution of Western European family law from the early nineteenth century, Harry Willekens maintains that, despite surface national variations, there has been universal movement away ... More


A Forum for Every Fuss: The Growth of Court Services and ADR Treatments for Family Law Cases in the United States

Jessica Pearson

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Court cases involving domestic relations are the largest and fastest growing of state court civil caseloads, comprising an estimated 25–50 per cent of all civil actions. Domestic relations cases are ... More


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