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Setting the context: sexuality matters

Catherine Donovan and Marianne Hester

in Domestic violence and sexuality: What’s love got to do with it?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447307433
eISBN:
9781447311638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307433.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the implications of the heterosexual assumption for LGBTQ people generally and specifically in relation to DVA. The trend within LGBTQ communities for a human rights approach ... More


Conclusion: Family Inequality and the Limits of Skills

Jennifer M. Randles

in Proposing Prosperity?: Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170307
eISBN:
9780231543170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170307.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this concluding chapter, I describe the benefits and limitations of healthy marriage programs for low-income families. Publicly sponsored relationship education could be a valuable social service ... More


Conclusion: Escaping Social Poverty

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Relationship education programs do little to deliver on their original promise of addressing financial poverty, turning the tide on state divorce rates, or increasing state marriage rates, but ... More


Introduction: Social Poverty in America

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explains the concept of social poverty and how it offers a new way of analyzing policy and of understanding human behavior. For example, it helps to explain the puzzle of why ... More


Learning Skills: Building Trust and Communities

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the experiences parents have early on in the year in which they are enrolled in the relationship education program; this is when their participation is most intense, often ... More


Relationship and Parenting Changes: Making It Work

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In this chapter, drawing on interviews with parents approximately a year after they enrolled in the program, participants reflected on what it meant to them to take part. Some credited the program ... More


Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Social Poverty draws on 192 interviews with young, low-income, unmarried parents to investigate the concept of social poverty, using the setting of a government-funded relationship education program. ... More


Family Expectations: Looking for Support

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes the Family Expectations program, which is a long-running relationship education program targeted at low-income, new parents in Oklahoma City. Often women take the lead in ... More


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