The Future of the Family


Author: Daniel Patrick Moynihan,Timothy Smeeding,Lee Rainwater

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610444124

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 2186

High rates of divorce, single-parenthood, and nonmarital cohabitation are forcing Americans to reexamine their definition of family. This evolving social reality requires public policy to evolve as well. The Future of the Family brings together the top scholars of family policy—headlined by editors Lee Rainwater, Tim Smeeding, and, in his last published work, the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan—to take stock of the state of the family in the United States today and address the ways in which public policy affects the family and vice versa. The volume opens with an assessment of new forms of family, discussing how reduced family income and lower parental involvement can disadvantage children who grow up outside of two-parent households. The book then presents three vastly dissimilar recommendations—each representing a different segment of the political spectrum—for how family policy should adapt to these changes. Child psychologist Wade Horn argues the case of political conservatives that healthy two-parent families are the best way to raise children and therefore should be actively promoted by government initiatives. Conversely, economist Nancy Folbre argues that government's role lies not in prescribing family arrangements but rather in recognizing and fostering the importance of caregivers within all families, conventional or otherwise. Will Marshall and Isabel Sawhill borrow policy prescriptions from the left and the right, arguing for more initiatives that demand personal responsibility from parents, as well as for an increase in workplace flexibility and the establishment of universal preschool programs. The book follows with commentary by leading policy analysts Samuel Preston, Frank Furstenberg Jr., and Irwin Garfinkel on the merits of the conservative and liberal arguments. Each suggests that marriage promotion alone is not enough to ensure a happy, healthy, and prosperous future for American children who are caught up in the vortex of family change. They agree that government investments in children, however, can promote superior developmental outcomes and even potentially encourage traditional families by enlarging the pool of "marriageable" individuals for the next generation. No government action can reverse trends in family formation or return America to the historic nuclear family model. But understanding social change is an essential step in fashioning effective policy for today's families. With authoritative insight, The Future of the Family broadens and updates our knowledge of how public policy and demography shape one another.

The Future of the Family


Author: Family Service Association of America

Publisher: New York


Category: Families

Page: 131

View: 6755

Women and the Future of the Family


Author: Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780801063398

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 9008

"In Women and the Future of the Family, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese explores how the powerful drives for liberation and equality not only granted freedom to women but also under-mined the essential character of the family as a social unit." "Fox-Genovese analyzes the legal, social, and religious impact of this individualism. To counter it, she calls for a return to an ethic of self-sacrifice and a recovery of a Christian understanding of sexual difference and human equality."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

For the Love of Children

Genetic Technology and the Future of the Family


Author: Ted Peters

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664254681

Category: Religion

Page: 227

View: 9368

Examines the ethics of new reproductive technologies

On the Clean Road Again

Biodiesel and the Future of the Family Farm


Author: Willie Nelson

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555916244

Category: Nature

Page: 91

View: 8301

Country music legend Willie Nelson confronts one of the most significant problems facing America today: dependency on foreign oil as a source of energy.

Corporate Bloodlines

The Future of the Family Firm


Author: Barbara B. Bucholz

Publisher: Lyle Stuart


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 6339

Examines family-owned businesses, explains the special problems that affect them, and shows why only a third survive to the second generation

The Future of Family Court

Structure, Skills and Less Stress


Author: Bill Eddy LCSW Esq

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1936268507

Category: Law

Page: 112

View: 6534

The Future of Family Court is designed for judicial officers with an emphasis on applying lessons learned from the field of mental health to the family court system, especially when working with parents with personality disorders or traits. Written from Bill Eddy’s perspective as a family lawyer and mental health professional, and as a trainer of judges in managing high-conflict people in court, he provides tips on what individual judges can do, rather than recommending sweeping changes in the court system or creating new players in the decision-making process. The court is in a good position to prevent child stress from the start or to reduce it by mandating efforts for positive change by their parents – from ordering parenting programs and classes, to setting limits on emotional attacks during the hearing process. Judges who apply the principles described in this book should feel a much better sense of control over their courtrooms and less stress, as the families are doing more of the work, practicing conflict resolution skills that will help them raise their children out of court, or showing each other’s patterns of behavior to more accurately see what needs attention and protective orders.

The Future of Families to 2030


Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264168362


Page: 280

View: 5863

This report explores likely future changes in family and household structures in OECD countries; identifies the main forces shaping the family landscape to 2030; discusses the longer-term challenges; and suggests policy options for managing the challenges.

The Future of Family Farms

Practical Farmers' Legacy Letters Project


Author: Teresa Opheim

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609384539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

View: 6177

A monumental transfer of farmland is occurring in the United States. The average American farmer is fifty-eight years old, and the 40 percent of farmland owners who lease their land to others are even older: sixty-six on average. Five times as many farmers are over sixty-five as are under thirty-five. What will happen to this land? Who will own it? What if one child wants to farm but can't afford to buy out the nonfarming siblings? What if keeping the farm in the family means foregoing the significant profits that could be earned from selling it? These sometimes painful and divisive questions confront many farmers and farmland owners today. How they answer them will shape their families and the land for generations to come. The Farm Legacy Letters project, developed by the member-driven nonprofit Practical Farmers of Iowa, is designed to help farmers and farmland owners think about their farm’s future and talk about it with their families. An essential complement to handbooks on business succession, this book gathers the letters and stories of midwestern families about the land they cherish—how they acquired it, what they treasure most about it, and their hopes for its future. Some of the writers descend from families who have owned a particular patch of the earth since the 1800s, while others became farmland owners more recently—one as recently as 2015. Some are no longer farmland owners at all, because—after careful thought about what mattered most to them—they sold their land to the next generation of farmers. All of these writers hope that, by sharing their farmland legacies, they will encourage others to ponder and then write about the histories, accomplishments, challenges, and hopes for their farmland for the generations who come after they are gone.

The Future of Marriage


Author: Jessie Bernard

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300028539

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 383

View: 664

Dr. Bernard examines recent research findings on the present nature of the marriage commitment and predicts a less restrictive role for women in future marriages.

The Future of Child and Family Law

International Predictions


Author: Elaine E. Sutherland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139560506

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5589

Child and family law tells us much about how a society operates, since it touches the lives of everyone living in that society. In this volume, a variety of experts examine child and family law in thirteen countries - Australia, Canada, China, India, Israel, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, South Africa and the United States. Each chapter identifies the imperatives and influences that have prevailed to date and offers informed predictions of how it will develop in the years to come. A common chapter structure facilitates comparison of the jurisdictions, and in the introduction the editor highlights common trends and salient differences. The Future of Child and Family Law therefore provides practitioners, academics and policy-makers with access not just to an overview of child and family law in a range of countries around the world, but also to insights into what has shaped it and options for reform.

The Eides


Author: Julie Halsnoy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781542859189


Page: N.A

View: 4433

When I decided to put this family history together I was only intending to compile some facts and figures. I was bored after foot surgery and began looking on Ancestry. I was surprised at some of the stuff I found and thought others might find it interesting so I figured I'd make it into a book to make it easier for those interested to find the information. As I looked deeper and deeper into the family though, I began to want to know who these people behind the names and dates were. As I got to the timeframe when pictures started appearing I would look into the eyes of those distant relatives and wonder what they were thinking. Were they good people? Did they enjoy life? Did they spoil their kids? Since my mother was an Eide and I was raised by her alone, I always associated myself with the Eide name, however, in researching my family, I found that there are fascinating characters in every branch of my family. I can admit though, that in my heart, the Eide lineage is still the one that beats strong. Even with all I've learned, it's still the name that I am so very proud of my connection with.

The War Over Work

The Future of Work and Family


Author: Don Edgar

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522851703

Category: Dual-career families

Page: 218

View: 3949

Many workers are caught in a spiral of longer hours, growing job insecurity, work stress and family conflict. Many want to spend more time with their family but fear being labelled uncommitted. The War Over Work is a bold and authoritative account of work patterns and the labour market in Australia. As Edgar sees it, the future workplace is a battleground, with struggles between corporate need and private greed, unions and employers, men and women, old and young. The re-election of the Howard Government promises to make these battles even more contested. In this accessible and engaging book Edgar argues that we cannot continue to focus narrowly on 'the work-family balance' as though it can be achieved through simple programs within individual Australian workplaces. The War Over Work provides a blueprint for how we can win the war to get a life that works. Dr Don Edgar is a sociologist and influential public commentator. He was foundation Director (for 14 years) of the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Since then he has directed the innovative New Links Workplace Project and acted as consultant to governments and business on work-family policies and programs. His publications include Men, Mateship, Marriage and The Patchwork Nation: Rethinking Government, Rebuilding Community.