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Family policy matters : how policymaking affects families and what professionals can do

Author: Karen Bogenschneider
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"This best-selling text integrates the latest research and cutting-edge practice to make an evidence-based case for family policy. It uses examples from around the globe to explain how families support society and how policies support families. The book also moves beyond analysis to action with pragmatic processes and procedures for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of policies by viewing them through the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Bogenschneider
ISBN: 9780415844475 0415844479 9780415844482 0415844487
OCLC Number: 855263740
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / Theodora Ooms --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
About the author --
The rationale for family policymaking --
From the reluctant student to passionate proponent : how youth have used family policy to change the world --
Why we should focus on families in policymaking, and why we don't --
Defining family policy : an identity of its own --
Policies and practices biased toward individual rights over family responsibilities --
How families support society and how societies support families : a global view --
How society shapes families : a u.s. view --
Viewing policies and programs through the family impact lens --
Families as a legitimate focus of public policy : yesterday and today --
How current policy issues can benefit from the family impact lens --
Using theory and practice to advance enduring family policy in the 21st century --
Bridging controversy and building consensus : the theory of paradox --
Looking back to move forward : lessons from the history of family policy / by Karen Bogenschneider & Thomas Corbett --
Strategies for getting involved in family policymaking --
What policymakers and the policy process are really like --
Building family-focused policy : the family impact lens toolkit / by Karen Bogenschneider, Olivia Little, Theodora Ooms, Sara Benning, Karen Cadigan, & Thomas Corbett --
Building evidence-based family policy : insights from the family impact seminars --
Deciding what you can do : careers in family policy --
Approaches for getting involved in family policy : advocacy or education --
Making family policy matter : moving from analysis to action --
References --
Author index --
Subject index.
Responsibility: Karen Bogenschneider.

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"This best-selling text integrates the latest research and cutting-edge practice to make an evidence-based case for family policy. It uses examples from around the globe to explain how families support society and how policies support families. The book also moves beyond analysis to action with pragmatic processes and procedures for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of policies by viewing them through the lens of family impact."--The back cover.

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