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Across the Americas and Europe, the family has changed and marriage is in retreat. To answer the question of what's driving these changes and how they impact social and economic inequality, progressives have typically focused on the economic causes of changing family structures, whereas conservatives tend to stress cultural and policy roots. In this illuminating book, an international group of scholars revisit these issues, offering competing and contrasting perspectives from left, center, and right, while also adding a third layer of analysis: namely, the role of gender - changes in women's roles, male employment patterns, and gendered family responsibilities - in driving family change across three continents. Unequal Family Lives: Causes and Consequences in Europe and the Americas adds richness and depth to our understanding of the relationship between family and economics in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. This title is also available as Open Access.

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  • Unequal Family Lives
    pp i-ii
  • Unequal Family Lives - Title page
    pp iii-iii
  • Causes and Consequences in Europe and the Americas
  • Copyright page
    pp iv-iv
  • Dedication
    pp v-vi
  • Contents
    pp vii-viii
  • Figures
    pp ix-xii
  • Tables
    pp xiii-xiv
  • Contributors
    pp xv-xviii
  • Acknowledgments
    pp xix-xx
  • Introduction
    pp 1-18
  • Part I - The Increasingly Unequal Socioeconomic Character of Family Life
    pp 19-66
  • Appendices
    pp 66-66
  • Part II - The Causes of Increasingly Diverging Family Structures
    pp 67-140
  • 3 - How Inequality Drives Family Formation
    pp 69-82
  • The Prima Facie Case
  • 5 - Family Structure and the Decline of Work for Men in Postwar America
    pp 105-140
  • Part III - Consequences of Growing Divergence
    pp 141-196
  • Part IV - Bridging the Growing Family Divide
    pp 197-234
  • 10 - Where’s the Glue? Policies to Close the Family Gap
    pp 216-234
  • Part V - Commentary and Concluding Reflections
    pp 235-283
  • 11 - The Pathology of Patriarchy and Family Inequalities
    pp 237-260
  • References
    pp 284-323

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