9780078026676

Public and Private Families: An Introduction

  • ISBN 13:

    9780078026676

  • ISBN 10:

    0078026679

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 09/28/2012
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

As the title suggests, Public and Private Families: An Introduction, seventh edition, discusses the family in two senses: the private family, in which we live most of our personal lives, and the public family, in which we, as adults, deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the frail elderly, the increase in divorce, and childbearing outside of marriage. The book examines intimate personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families. Distinctive chapters examine contemporary issues such as income assistance to poor families, the effects of out-of-home childcare, and the costs of Social Security and Medicare programs. A companion reader to this textbook, Public and Private Families: A Reader, seventh edition, with 14 same-named chapters, has 34 readings from both the popular press and academic journals.

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