Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 21 items

  • Keywords: poor families x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Severe Poverty

Patricia Crawford

in Parents of Poor Children in England 1580-1800

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199204809
eISBN:
9780191709517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204809.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines how mothers and fathers coped with the crises and destitution of severe poverty. Whereas the previous chapter discussed how ordinary labouring people brought up their children ... More


Civic Fathers of the Poor

Patricia Crawford

in Parents of Poor Children in England 1580-1800

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199204809
eISBN:
9780191709517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204809.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The formulation and implementation of Poor Laws from the late Elizabethan period brought public fatherhood into poor families. ‘Civic fathers’ are men who undertook public roles as fathers of poor ... More


Concluding Reflections

Patricia Crawford

in Parents of Poor Children in England 1580-1800

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199204809
eISBN:
9780191709517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204809.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This concluding chapter draws together some of the themes discussed in the preceding chapters, reflecting upon the experiences of mothers and fathers who were poor in contrast to those of higher ... More


Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Jill Duerr Berrick

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195113754
eISBN:
9780199893546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113754.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

Most Americans are insulated from the poor; it is hard to imagine the challenges of poverty, the daily fears of crime and victimization, the frustration of not being able to provide for a child. ... More


Who Cares for Preschool Children?

Jody Heymann

in Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195156591
eISBN:
9780199943333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156591.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the experiences of families raising children from birth through preschool in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America. It reports findings from in-depth studies of more ... More


. Deferred Dreams, Broken Families, and Hardship: The Impact of Welfare Reform

Ellen Reese

in Backlash against Welfare Mothers: Past and Present

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244610
eISBN:
9780520938717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244610.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter shares some of the stories of families’ frustration and suffering and puts them in the context of national and local studies of the impact of welfare reform. A central goal of welfare ... More


Revising Government Tax Policies

Robert Cherry and Robert Lerman

in Moving Working Families Forward: Third Way Policies That Can Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717189
eISBN:
9780814769904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717189.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines ways to improve economic well-being and tax policies targeted to working families, particularly the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and child care tax policies. The EITC is ... More


Charleston

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Prior to the establishment of the Charleston Orphan House, orphaned and destitute children in the city of Charleston in South Carolina were supported through two Anglican parishes, St. Philip's, ... More


How We Fail Our Children Part II—Young Children from Poor and Low-Income Families

Maxine Eichner

in The Free-Market Family: How the Market Crushed the American Dream (and How It Can Be Restored)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190055479
eISBN:
9780190055509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055479.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Free-market family policy puts most American families in a difficult position when it comes to the trade-off between earning income to support a family and making sure young children get the ... More


Introduction

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Situated in the city of Charleston, South Carolina, the Charleston Orphan House is the first public orphanage in the United States. It offered protection to Charleston's white poor population by ... More


Troublemakers: The Construction of 'Troubled Families' As A Social Problem

Stephen Crossley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334729
eISBN:
9781447334774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334729.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The launch of the Troubled Families Programme in the wake of the 2011 riots conflated poor and disadvantaged families with anti-social and criminal families. The programme aimed to ‘turn around’ the ... More


Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713217
eISBN:
9781501709685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

When a rural family of modest means buys a new or used mobile home, unless cash is paid up-front, they become entangled with the highly profitable mobile home industrial complex, made up of home ... More


Families move into work: skills, training and tax credits

Anne Power, Helen Willmot, and Rosemary Davidson

in Family futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429728
eISBN:
9781447302315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores the work histories and work experience of parents, their ambitions and the role of training in helping mothers in particular back into work. It summarises the evidence from the ... More


Tackling anti-social behaviour: an evaluation of the Dundee Families Project

Scott Suzie

in Housing, urban governance and anti-social behaviour: Perspectives, policy and practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346858
eISBN:
9781447302544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346858.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter evaluates the Dundee Families Project, which was established to help families who are homeless or at a severe risk of homelessness as a result of ASB. The Dundee Families Project was ... More


Raising Orphans: The Child Care Dilemma of Families in Crisis

Jessie B. Ramey

in Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036903
eISBN:
9780252094422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036903.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyzes how poor families' own demands helped shape the institutional landscape of child welfare in turn-of-the century Pittsburgh, as they made choices based on religious preferences ... More


Changing Relationships with the State

in Families and Social Workers: The Work of Family Service Units 1940–1985

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236566
eISBN:
9781846313127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236566.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter deals with the role of state in the welfare services. There was a widespread perception that the state was accepting responsibility for most forms of welfare. Family Service Units (FSU) ... More


The ‘responsibility deficit’

Stephen Crossley

in Troublemakers: The Construction of 'Troubled Families' As A Social Problem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334729
eISBN:
9781447334774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334729.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter analyses Prime Minister David Cameron's claim, when he launched the Troubled Families Programme (TFP), that his mission in politics was fixing the responsibility deficit. Turning this ... More


Contesting Orphans

Jessie B. Ramey

in Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036903
eISBN:
9780252094422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036903.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This concluding chapter demonstrates how James Caldwell's experience highlights the way in which orphanages served as “community institutions,” serving the needs of the local people who used them. ... More


Disability: prospects for social inclusion

Carol Thomas

in Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice: A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427151
eISBN:
9781447302353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427151.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at Peter's landmark contribution to the sociological understanding of disability and, through his campaigning, to the acceptance of disability rights as a focus for social policy ... More


Epilogue

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

Between 1790 and 1860, the Charleston Orphan House offered protection, care, and education to some 2,000 children of poor families. The institution bound together all strata of white society in ... More


View: