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The Resource In defense of single-parent families, Nancy E. Dowd

In defense of single-parent families, Nancy E. Dowd

Label
In defense of single-parent families
Title
In defense of single-parent families
Statement of responsibility
Nancy E. Dowd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nancy Dowd details the primal justifications for stigmatizing single-parent families, marshalling an impressive array of resources about single parents that portrays a very different picture of these families. She describes them in all their forms, with particular attention to the differential treatment given never-married and divorced single parents, and to the impact of gender, race, and class. Emphasizing that all families face significant conflicts between work and family responsibilities - a conflict thrown in sharp relief in single-parent families - Dowd argues many two-parent families in fact function as single-parent care-giving households. The success or failure of families, she contends, has little to do with form. Many of the problems faced by single-parent families mirror problems faced by all families. Illustrating the harmful impact of current laws concerning divorce, welfare, and employment, Dowd makes a powerful case for centering policy around the welfare and equality of all children. A thought-provoking examination of the stereotypes, realities, and possibilities of single-parent families, In Defense of Single-Parent Families asks us to consider the true purpose of a family
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dowd, Nancy E.
Dewey number
306.85/6
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759.915
LC item number
.D69 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single-parent families
  • Single mothers
  • Single fathers
  • Single parents
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Single fathers
  • Single mothers
  • Single-parent families
  • Single parents
  • United States
Label
In defense of single-parent families, Nancy E. Dowd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-197) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stories of stigma : what we say about single-parent families -- The realities : what we know about single-parent families. The poverty justification. The developmental justification. The morality justification. Implicit justifications : race and gender stories -- Divorced single parents. The context of work and family. Family law. Employment law. Welfare. Conclusion : law, stigma, equality, and choice -- Nonmarital single-parent families. The context : nonmarital single parents. Nonmarital families and the law
Control code
45844059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585326603
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8jv3fq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45844059
Label
In defense of single-parent families, Nancy E. Dowd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-197) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stories of stigma : what we say about single-parent families -- The realities : what we know about single-parent families. The poverty justification. The developmental justification. The morality justification. Implicit justifications : race and gender stories -- Divorced single parents. The context of work and family. Family law. Employment law. Welfare. Conclusion : law, stigma, equality, and choice -- Nonmarital single-parent families. The context : nonmarital single parents. Nonmarital families and the law
Control code
45844059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585326603
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8jv3fq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45844059

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