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Title Social class and changing families in an unequal America / edited by Marcia J. Carlson and Paula England

Publ Info Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2011]
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Descript xiii, 230 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Studies in social inequality
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Social class and family patterns in the United States / Marcia J. Carlson and Paula England -- Birth control use and early, unintended births: evidence for a class gradient / Paula England, Elizabeth McClintock, and Emily Fitzgibbons Shafer -- Thinking about demographic family difference: fertility differentials in an unequal society / S. Philip Morgan -- Between poor and prosperous: do the family patterns of moderately-educated Americans deserve a closer look? / Andrew J. Cherlin -- Daddy baby, momma maybe: low income urban fathers and the "package deal" of family life / Kathryn Edin, Timothy Nelson, and Joanna Miranda Reed -- Family instability and complexity after a nonmarital birth: outcomes for children in fragile families / Sara McLanahan -- Social class and the transition to adulthood: differences in parents' interactions with institutions / Annette Lareau and Amanda Cox -- Family change, public response: social policy in an era of complex families / Timothy M. Smeeding and Marcia J. Carlson -- The recent transformation of the American family: witnessing and exploring social change / Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr
Note American families are far more diverse and complex today than they were 50 years ago. As ideas about marriage, divorce, and remarriage have changed, so too have our understandings about cohabitation, childbearing, parenting, and the transition to adulthood. Americans of all socioeconomic backgrounds have witnessed changes in the nature of family life, but as this book reveals, these changes play out in very different ways for the wealthy or well off than they do for the poor. The book offers an up-to-the-moment assessment of the condition of the family in an era of growing inequality. Highlighting unique aspects of family behavior, it reveals the degree to which families' varying experiences are shaped by social class. It offers an assessment of contemporary family life amid the turbulent economic changes in the United States
LC subject Families -- United States
Social classes -- United States
Equality -- United States
Add Author Carlson, Marcia J., editor
England, Paula
ISBN 9780804770880 (cloth : alk. paper)
0804770883 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804770897 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0804770891 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 6902875