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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 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 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


The New Normal in American Family Caregiving

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn

in Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190261092
eISBN:
9780190666590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261092.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Marriage and the Family

Chapter 1 explores our framing assumptions. It first focuses on the general changes in family structure over the past half-century, from a society dominated by married parent families to a society ... 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


Poverty Is Preventable

Mark Robert Rank, Lawrence M. Eppard, and Heather E. Bullock

in Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190881382
eISBN:
9780190881412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881382.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Chapter 9 addresses the myth that poverty is inevitable. This idea goes back to Biblical times and is often expressed by conservatives. In contrast, this chapter argues that poverty is preventable. ... More


Ensuring Inequality: The Structural Transformation of the African-American Family, Revised Edition

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199374878
eISBN:
9780190254186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374878.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Marriage and the Family

This book expands and updates the nuanced historical perspective used in the first edition to understand African American family patterns. The result is a narrative that challenges conventional ... More


Government Programs Can Reduce Poverty

Mark Robert Rank, Lawrence M. Eppard, and Heather E. Bullock

in Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190881382
eISBN:
9780190881412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881382.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Chapter 15 provides an analysis of the effectiveness of social welfare programs in reducing poverty. Comparing pretransfer with post-transfer rates of poverty across a range of OECD countries ... More


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