Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 27 items

  • Keywords: single parents x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Public Solutions: Why Equal Pay and Family-Friendly Policies Aren’t Enough and What Should Be Done Instead

Mariko Lin Chang

in Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367690
eISBN:
9780199944101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367690.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explains why equal pay and family-friendly policies cannot close the gender wealth gap. Instead, it argues the need for new policies that address the two primary causes of the gender ... More


Arbitrary vs discretionary decisions

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1990 commentary on care for seriously compromised newborn infants. It considers questions about how decisions should be made about initiating costly, all-out modern treatment ... More


The Distribution of Assets and Debt

Eva Sierminska, Timothy M. Smeeding, and Serge Allegrezza

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents cross-national evidence on the distribution of wealth, its prevalence, and its composition. More detailed analysis is provided for the main components of wealth portfolios: ... More


Families in Transition and Families in Crisis

Clare Huntington

in Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780195385762
eISBN:
9780199366965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385762.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Too often, families are unable to provide children with the strong, stable, positive relationships that are essential for individual and societal well-being. This chapter describes the substantial ... More


Sufficiency: Single Parenting and Dorothy Day

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190462628
eISBN:
9780190462659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462628.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Single parenting vastly affects women (divorced, widowed, and military spouses, among others). Single parents are caught between contemporary parenting wars (including welfare reform wars) and the ... More


Children 9–11 Years of Age: Narratives

Grace Hyslop Christ

in Healing Children's Grief: Surviving a Parent's Death from Cancer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195105919
eISBN:
9780199893973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105919.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter discusses the experiences of two contrasting families. The first family consists of a surviving father and his 10-year-old daughter. The second family includes a surviving mother, two ... More


“The Worst Child Abuse Is the Absence of a Parent”: The Role of Guilt

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/9780804761291.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Most women in Japan try to avoid having children out of wedlock. The persistent association of childrearing with marriage against ever more liberal sexual behavior is reflected in the proliferation ... More


Smart Sex in the Neoliberal Present: Rethinking Single Parenthood in a Mexican Tourist Destination

Dawn Pankonien

in Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785089
eISBN:
9780814785102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785089.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the links among neoliberal tourism development, urbanization, and the formation of single-parent families in Mexico. Drawing on the works of Lewis Henry Morgan and Friedrich ... More


Children’s health

Shirley A. Hill

in Inequality and African-American Health: How Racial Disparities Create Sickness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447322818
eISBN:
9781447322849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322818.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter looks at parental efforts to provide health and sexual socialization to their children. The socialization efforts of parents are shaped by cultural and social class factors, as are the ... More


Reciprocity, lone parents and state subsidy for informal childcare

Christine Skinner and Naomi Finch

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter investigates the potential of a state subsidy for informal childcare. Utilising evidence from a study of 78 qualitative in-depth interviews and eight focus groups with lone parents, it ... More


The Economics of Disconnected Adults and Unstable 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/9780190055479.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which harsh economic forces have undermined the stability of American families. The fragile families that the 1965 Moynihan Report identified as a phenomenon ... More


The Evolution of Family Policy in the United States after World War II

Barry L. Friedman and Martin Rein

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/9780198268208.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Families have changed substantially over the last half-century in the United States, and family policy has evolved in response. Many kinds of policies have emerged over the years that affect ... More


Welfare in the United States

Michael Wiseman

in The welfare we want?: The British challenge for American reform

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344083
eISBN:
9781447303992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344083.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Welfare, in the US sense, refers to means-tested cash assistance or its equivalent, and often to just one programme: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), which is received mostly by single ... More


Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children

JOHN W. RENFREW

in Aggression and Its Causes: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082302
eISBN:
9780199846894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082302.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines acts of aggression involving physical and sexual abuse of children. The findings reveal that mothers are more likely to strike their children than fathers. Some of the social ... More


Welfare state contexts

Thomas Bahle, Vanessa Hubl, and Michaela Pfeifer

in The last safety net: A handbook of minimum income protection in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427250
eISBN:
9781447303879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427250.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the welfare contexts in which the minimum income protection (MIP) systems are institutionally embedded. Particular focus is given on the social arrangements of three population ... More


Procreative Principles in the Real World

Rivka Weinberg

in The Risk of a Lifetime: How, When, and Why Procreation May Be Permissible

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190243708
eISBN:
9780190243722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243708.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The chapter applies the principles of procreative permissibility to a wide variety of cases. It discusses the permissibility of procreating under various natural risk conditions such as genetic ... More


The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France

Camille Robcis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451294
eISBN:
9780801468407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451294.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In France as elsewhere in recent years, legislative debates over single-parent households, same-sex unions, new reproductive technologies, transsexuality, and other challenges to long-held ... More


Teaching Marriage to Single Mothers and Inmates

Melanie Heath

in One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737125
eISBN:
9780814744901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737125.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter focuses on the small number of marriage workshops directed both at poor single mothers in conjunction with receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits and at the ... More


Sweden: Child Poverty during Two Recessions

Jan O. Jonsson and Carina Mood

in Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198797968
eISBN:
9780191839276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797968.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

This chapter looks at child poverty trends in Sweden across two recessions, the first (severe) 1991–6, and the second (hardly noticeable) 2008–10, using a number of measures. Absolute (bread-line) ... More


Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

Jana Marguerite Bennett

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190462628
eISBN:
9780190462659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462628.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Christians ought to be the people who most support singleness, given what scripture and tradition suggests—but they do not. Despite the fact that almost half of all Americans are single, singleness ... More


View: