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The Challenge of Affluence

Avner Offer

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216628
eISBN:
9780191696015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216628.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Since the 1940s Americans and Britons have come to enjoy an era of rising material abundance. Yet this has been accompanied by a range of social and personal disorders, including family breakdown, ... More


Untying the Knot: Divorce and Annulment

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/9780691149820.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter tracks the divorce story, from the traditional system of fault-based divorce to the new system of divorce on demand. It also takes a look at annulment and the recent backlash that tries, ... More


‘Father disappeared and left mother to brave the storm’: Family Breakdown1

Emma Griffin

in Bread Winner: An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300230062
eISBN:
9780300252095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230062.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines when fathers — the economic foundation of any family — were absent. It reveals the distinctive features of urban and industrial areas: a higher death rate, a much higher ... More


Lone parents and the Conservatives: anything new?

Haux Tina

in Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428301
eISBN:
9781447303503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428301.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter focuses on lone parents, a group that, it argues, has represented a challenge for policy makers in the UK for three decades or so. It notes that under New Labour, the ‘lone parent ... More


The Legal Regulation of Adult Domestic Relationships

Kenneth Mck Norrie

in Mixed Jurisdictions Compared: Private Law in Louisiana and Scotland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638864
eISBN:
9780748651443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638864.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines the legal regulation of adult domestic relationships to illustrate how, in Scotland and Louisiana, social changes led to the parallel development of domestic legal rules in ... More


Family, love, marriage and migration: the push and pull of private life

A. James Hammerton

in Migrants of the British Diaspora Since the 1960s: Stories From Modern Nomads

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116574
eISBN:
9781526128409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116574.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explores ways in which the dynamics of love, marriage and family have shaped experiences and stories voiced by modern migrants. It focuses on the darker and brighter sides of migration ... More


Has there been a decline in values in British society?

Anthony Browne

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter states that the growing sexual equality has made it possible for more women to leave abusive and unhappy homes. It also contends that there have been many moral improvements since the ... More


Historical Overview

Jane C. Murphy and Jana B. Singer

in Divorced from Reality: Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708934
eISBN:
9780814708941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708934.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter traces the doctrinal and procedural antecedents of the late twentieth-century paradigm shift in family dispute resolution. Doctrinal developments in both the nineteenth and twentieth ... More


Afterword

David Utting

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0019
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book on contemporary social evils may come as something of a surprise. There is the desire that Joseph Rowntree expressed for the trusts he endowed a century ago to search out the underlying ... More


Social evils and social good

A.C. Grayling

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter is similarly convinced of the ‘liberating power’ of self-discipline, but is sceptical about many claims about declining values, disintegrating communities and family breakdown. It wants ... More


1 Historical Overview

Jane C. Murphy and Jana B. Singer

in Divorced from Reality: Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708934
eISBN:
9780814708941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708934.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter traces the doctrinal and procedural antecedents of the late twentieth-century paradigm shift in family dispute resolution. Doctrinal developments in both the nineteenth and twentieth ... More


Reflections on social evils and human nature

Matthew Taylor

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0018
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The greatest evil is society's retreat in the face of rampant individualism. The public leans towards behavioural rather than structural accounts of social fragmentation, with the poorest — perhaps ... More


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