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Analysing Families : Morality and Rationality in Policy and Practice - Alan Carling

Analysing Families

Morality and Rationality in Policy and Practice

By: Alan Carling (Editor), Simon Duncan (Editor), Rosalind Edwards (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st February 2002
ISBN: 9780415250399
Number Of Pages: 324

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While the family and its role continues to be a key topic in social and government policy, much of the literature is concerned with describing the dramatic changes that are taking place. By contrast, Analysing Families directly addresses the social processes responsible for these changes - how social policy interacts with what families actually do. Topics covered include:
* the relationship between morality and rationality in the family context
* the variety of contemporary family forms
* the purposes and assumptions of government interventions in family life
* the relationship between different welfare states and different ideas about motherhood
* 'Third Way' thinking on families
* divorce and post-divorce arrangements
* lone parenthood and step-parenting
* the decision to have children
* the economic approach to understanding family process
* the legitimacy of state intervention in family life.
With contributions from the UK, and North America, Analysing Families provides the framework within which to understand an increasingly important element in social policy.

Introduction
Families, Theories and Values
Family Change in International Context
Perspectives on Family Policy
Political Intervention and Family Policy
The Rationality Mistake and Family Policy in Britain
Motherhood and the Welfare State
A Third Way? Moralities, Ethics and Families
Family Practices
Sociological Perspectives on the Family
Caring and Changing: Children, Parents and Divorce
The Ethics of Care and the Practice of Parents
Modelling Families
Alternative Rationalities or Why do Economists Become Parents?
Households and Paid Work; an Ecological Approach
Computer Simulation of Family Practices
Conclusion
Families, Social Change and the State
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ISBN: 9780415250399
ISBN-10: 0415250390
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 21st February 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1

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