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Family Policy and the American Safety Net
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Family Policy and the American Safety Net



August 2012 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume begins with an historical look at the development of family policy in America. It examines the legal and sociological definitions of family, and examines the evolving changes of division of labor within families and changes in economic issues. Childcare, adoption and care of elders are examined from a contemporary perspective. Family culture and identity is discussed within the relevance of topic issues like immigration. The book concludes with the politics of family policy and the current state of the political situation.Janet Giele is Professor Emerita at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She was the founding director of the Family and Children's Policy Center from 1990 to 1996. The Center was the forerunner of the Institute on Children, Youth, and Families at the Heller School of Social Policy and Management of Brandeis University. She was Acting Dean of the Heller School in 1993-94. Professor GieleÆs research and writing has focused on three interlocking interests - women's changing roles, aging and life course, and family policy.
 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1: The Emergence of Family Policy in America
 
Chapter 2: Defining the Family
 
Chapter 3: The Gender Factor
 
Chapter 4: The Re-Invention of Caregiving
 
Chapter 5: Family Income and Economic Security
 
Chapter 6: Housing, Neighborhoods, and Life Chances
 
Chapter 7: Family Heritage, Identity, and Citizenship
 
Chapter 8: Family, Government, and the Safety Net

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