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Contemporary issues in family studies : global perspectives on partnerships, parenting and support in a changing world

Author: Angela Abela; Janet Walker
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2013.
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This volume tackles key issues in the changing nature of family life from a global perspective, and is essential reading for those studying and working with families. Covers changes in couple relationships and the challenges these pose; parenting practices and their implications for child development; key contemporary global issues, such as migration, poverty, and the internet, and their impact on the family; and  Read more...
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Contemporary issues in family studies.
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2013
(DLC) 2013020786
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Abela; Janet Walker
ISBN: 9781118321034 1118321030 9781118321027 1118321022 9781118320990 1118320999
OCLC Number: 847246622
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I. Changing Couple and Family Relationships --
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Global Changes in Marriage, Parenting and Family Life : An Overview / Angela Abela and Janet Walker --
Cohabitation or Marriage? Contemporary Living Arrangements in the West / Turid Noack, Eva Bernhardt and Kenneth Aarskang Wiik --
'Alone Together' Marriages and 'Living Apart Together' Relationships / Paul R. Amato and Lydia N. Hayes --
Marriage and Divorce in the Western World / Jan Pryor --
Divorce in the Arab Gulf Countries : A Major Challenge to Family and Society / Layachi Anser --
Couple and Family Dynamics and Escalations in Violence / Justine van Lawick --
Loving Diversity : Living in Intercultural Couple Relationships / Danika N. Hiew, W. Kim Halford and Shuang Liu --
Growing Older in a Changing World : Opportunities and Challenges for Family Life and Social Support / John Bond --
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Part II. Parenthood, Parenting and Family Life --
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The Transition to Parenthood : Choices and Responsibilities / Janet Walker --
Why Fewer Babies? Understanding and Responding to Low Fertility in Europe / Maria Letizia Tanturri --
Mothers, Fathers, Families and Child Development / Gabriela Misca and Jo Smith --
Raising Children in Single-Parent Families --
Sexual Orientation, Marriage and Parenthood : A Global Perspective / Charlotte J. Patterson, Rachel G. Riskind and Samantha L. Tornello --
Parenting Teenagers / John Coleman --
Working Families : Who Cares? / Simon B. Burnett, Jonathan Swan and Cary Cooper --
Children and Divorce in World Perspective / Paul R. Amato and Lisa M. Boyd --
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Part III. Global Impacts on Family Life --
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Globalisation and Family Life / Melinda Mills --
The Internet and Its Implications for Children, Parents and Family Relationships / Monica T. Whitty --
Immigrant Families Coming to the West / Ubaldo Martínez Viega --
The 'Quiet Migration' : Challenges for Families with Children Adopted Internationally / Gabriela Misca --
Families Living on the Margin in Affluent Societies / Angela Abela and Marie-Cécile Renoux --
Mate Selection and Marriage : Stability in the Maghreb / Sabah Ayachi --
Demographic Change and Its Impact on Relationships in Japan and East Asia / James M. Raymo --
I Say a Little Prayer for You : Do Prayers Matter in Marriage and Family Life? / Frank D. Fincham --
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Part IV. Looking to the Future : The Role of States in Supporting Families --
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Why Should States Have an Interest in Making Families Stronger? / Ruth Farrugia --
Making a Global Case for Family Policy : How Families Support Society and How Policies Support Families / Karen Bogenschneider --
Partnerships, Parenting and Protecting Children's Best Interests : Implications for Policy and Practice / Janet Walker and Angela Abela.
Responsibility: edited by Angela Abela and Janet Walker.

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This volume tackles key issues in the changing nature of family life from a global perspective, and is essential reading for those studying and working with families.  Read more...

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