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Family Obligations and Social Change : Family Life Series - Professor Janet V. Finch

Family Obligations and Social Change

Family Life Series

Paperback Published: 8th January 1991
ISBN: 9780745603247
Number Of Pages: 280

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A discussion of the nature of family life, especially the concepts of duty, responsibility and obligation. The author looks at political and popular debates in this area bringing together material from many disciplines within the social sciences. She looks at the historical perspective, uses empirical evidence about contemporary families and highlights the gaps in research on these topics. The whole discussion is set in the context of current economic and social changes - including social policy and welfare provisions - which create external pressures upon family life. The author argues that these affect both the need for support and the capacity of family members to provide it.

Support between kin - who gives what to whom?; do families support each other more or less than in the past?; contexts of kin support - economy and demography; - law and social policy; the proper thing to do; working it out; duty, responsibility, obligation - distinctive features of family life?

ISBN: 9780745603247
ISBN-10: 0745603246
Series: Family Life Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 8th January 1991
Publisher: Polity Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45