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Family policy : constructed solutions to family problems

Author: Shirley Zimmerman
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, ©2001.
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The latest work from respected family policy expert Shirley Zimmerman. Family Policy offers the only single-authored reference book to provide a comprehensive and coherent introduction to the topic. The author clearly and cogently guides students through the foundations, policy frameworks, and implications of policy decisions for family well-being, ending with a carefully considered set of conclusions and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Zimmerman
ISBN: 9781452246697 1452246696 0761920935 9780761920939 9781483327143 1483327140
OCLC Number: 809774050
Description: 1 online resource (433 pages)
Contents: PART ONE: LAYING THE FOUNDATIONSFamily Policy The Emergence of Its Discourse and Knowledge-Producing ActivitiesFamily Policy Discourse The Construction of Family Problems and Their SolutionsThe Many and Changing Meanings of Family Family Values in the Context of Family ChangeAttitudes toward Government, Families, and the EconomyPART TWO: FROM ATTITUDES TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF SOLUTIONS TO FAMILY PROBLEMSFrom Attitudes to Solutions Family Policies Constructed at the Federal Level for Selected Years in the 1980s and 1990sThe Defense of Marriage Act The Construction of a Solution or a Problem?States' Political Cultures and Their Constructed Solutions to Family Problems in the 1990sPART THREE: CONSTRUCTING SOLUTIONS TO FAMILY PROBLEMS: POLICY FRAMEWORKSThe Institutional Framework Family Policy as the Outcome of Institutional ArrangementsThe Rational Choice Framework The Construction of Family Policy as Rational ChoiceVariations on Policy as Rational Choice in the Construction of Policy Solutions to Family Problems Incremental Theory and Game TheoryAn Alternative to Family Choice Theory in the Construction of Family Policy Political Culture TheoryMore Policy Frameworks for Constructing Solutions to Family Problems Interest Group Theory and Elite TheoryThe Construction of Policy Solutions to Family Problems A Systems' PerspectivePART FOUR: THE IMPLICATIONS OF CONSTRUCTED SOLUTIONS TO FAMILY PROBLEMS FOR FAMILY WELLBEING: FAMILY FRAMEWORKSImplications of Constructed Solutions to Family Problems for Family Well-Being Family Systems Theory and Exchange and Choice Theories Symbolic Interactionism and Family Stress Theory Interpretative Frameworks for Thinking about Family Well-BeingConflict Theory and Feminist and Cultural Theories Interpretative Frameworks for Thinking about Constructed Solutions to Family Problems and their Implications for Family Well-BeingPART FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND POLICY PRACTICE IMPLICATIONSAdding It All Up Family Policy as Constructed Solutions to Family Problems-Past, Present and FutureFamily Policy Constructed Solutions to Family Problems-Implications for Family Policy Practice
Responsibility: Shirley L. Zimmerman.
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