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What Children Really Need: Towards a Critical Theory of Family Structure

Shelley Burtt

in The Moral and Political Status of Children

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242689
eISBN:
9780191598715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242682.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The ’new familists’ argue that sociological evidence on the relation between traditional two‐parent nuclear family and positive outcomes for their children justifies public‐policy measures aimed at ... More


The American Family as a Context for Healthy Ageing

Sarah Harper

in Families in Ageing Societies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251162
eISBN:
9780191602740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251169.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the impact of contemporary American family structure on the ageing process. It is shown that mature Americans will have increasingly heterogeneous family histories and statues. ... More


Social Risks and Welfare States

Gøsta Esping‐Andersen

in Social Foundations of Postindustrial Economies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198742005
eISBN:
9780191599163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198742002.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter and the previous one revisit the political economy within which post‐war welfare regimes emerged, matured, and, now appear crisis‐ridden. Here, an analysis is made of social risks and ... More


Family Structure and Father Absence among Immigrant Children: The Role of Migration, Religion and Inequality

Matthijs Kalmijn

in Growing up in Diverse Societies: The Integration of the Children of Immigrants in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266373
eISBN:
9780191879562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266373.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines differences in the families of ethnic minority and majority youth in four European countries (England, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden). The focus is on the degree to which ... More


Family Structure in the Staffordshire Potteries 1840–1880

Marguerite W. Dupree

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204008
eISBN:
9780191676079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204008.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This study analyzes how people both create and adapt to the process of industrialization. It offers a case-study of the Potteries, which both complements and in some respects challenges studies of ... More


The Influence of Family Context on the Development and Persistence of Antisocial Behavior

Linda S. Pagani

in The Development of Persistent Criminality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195310313
eISBN:
9780199871384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310313.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the links between family influences and the development and persistence of antisocial behavior. Bearing a strong preference for longitudinal designs, it synthesizes the ... More


Family History in the Roman North-West

Greg Woolf

in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.003.08
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at family history in the northern and western provinces of ancient Rome, mainly by contemplating the potential value of certain aspects of culture, such as a rhetorical education ... More


Death, Dying, and Social Differences

David Oliviere, Barbara Monroe, and Sheila Payne (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Society has become increasingly diverse: multi-cultural, multi-faith, and wide ranging in family structures. The wealthier are healthier and social inequalities are more pronounced. Respecting and ... More


Types of Political Economy, Party Ideology, and Family Policy: Contrasting Government Responses to a Common Problem

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the contrasting responses of the government of rich countries to the problems concerning family policy. It shows that national differences in family policy and the politics of ... More


Family and Kinship in Roman Africa

Mireille Corbier

in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.003.09
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In extricating possible Roman influence on family structure and practice from among the varied cultural influences (indigenous, Hellenized Greek, Punic, Roman, and eventually Christian) which shaped ... More


The Black Experience in the British Empire, 1680–1810

Philip D. Morgan

in Black Experience and the Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199290673
eISBN:
9780191700569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290673.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Exploring the black world in the British empire means traversing continents, archipelagos, and an incredible kaleidoscope of experiences. Although the majority — those slaves who lived on Caribbean ... More


Family within and beyond the household boundary: children’s constructions of who they live with

Helen Sweeting and Peter Seaman

in Families in society: Boundaries and relationships

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346438
eISBN:
9781447302292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter presents data from two studies that illustrate the complexity of decisions in respect of whether or not certain individuals form part of ‘the family’. In order to explore this, it ... More


Nordic family policies: constructing contexts for social work with families

Guðný Björk Eydal and Teppo Kröger

in Social work and child welfare politics: Through Nordic lenses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424068
eISBN:
9781447303534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter first discusses the development and main features of Nordic family laws. An overview of family structures and of the economic labour market and social conditions of families with ... More


Introduction

in Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the impact of the Marriage Law on the Chinese family. This book investigates the extent to which stats can change family ... More


The Jewish Family in Judaea from Pompey to Hadrian—the Limits of Romanization

Margaret Williams

in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.003.06
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Adopting methodologies from anthropological theory, this chapter considers family structure in Roman Egypt, the role of local practices such as sibling marriage, and variations in patterns between ... More


Changing Family Patterns in England and Wales over the Last Fifty Years

Colin Gibson

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/9780198268208.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the major demographic trends and social changes within the family structure of England and Wales between 1950 and 1999. The current population of England and Wales is some ... More


Muslim Family Life

Jonathan Scourfield, Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Asma Khan, and Sameh Otri

in Muslim Childhood: Religious Nurture in a European Context

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199600311
eISBN:
9780191765421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600311.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religious Studies

This chapter returns to the family, but rather than focusing on explicit teaching about Islam, as did Chapter 4, there is a wider consideration of family life and how religious nurture is implicated ... More


Nationalism, Recognition, and Family Formation

Narendra Subramanian

in Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788786
eISBN:
9780804790901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788786.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Centralizing states appropriated the authority of kin groups and ethnic and religious institutions over family life to varying degrees. The ways they regulated family and intimacy did not depend on ... More


The changing family–policy relationship

Linda Hantrais

in Family policy matters: Responding to family change in Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344717
eISBN:
9781447302322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344717.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Generally, family and household structure underwent far-reaching change in the course of the twentieth century in European societies, and the early twenty-first century seems set to be distinguished ... More


Introduction

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/9780814708934.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This introductory chapter presents the organization and the rationale of the book. This book examines the late twentieth-century paradigm shift in family dispute resolution and compares it with more ... More


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