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Unequal Family Lives

Unequal Family Lives
Causes and Consequences in Europe and the Americas

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Laurie F. DeRose, Naomi Cahn, June Carbone, W. Bradford Wilcox, Marcia J. Carlson, Albert Esteve, Elizabeth Flores Paredes, Andrew J. Cherlin, Brienna Perelli-Harris, Nicholas Eberstadt, Anna Garriga, Paolo Berta, Diederik Boertien, Fabrizio Bernardi, Juho Härkönen, Joseph Price, Fran Goldscheider, Sharon Sassler, Richard V. Reeves, Lynn Prince Cooke
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  • Date Published: August 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108415958

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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.

    • As the first volume to tackle family inequality in Europe and the Americas, our book offers a comparative picture of the role of family inequality across Europe and the Americas
    • Brings together competing and contrasting perspectives from left, center, and right on the relationship between family structure and economic inequality
    • Provides interdisciplinary perspectives and brings together authors from 'think tanks' and universities
    • This title is also available as Open Access
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    • Date Published: August 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108415958
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 46 b/w illus. 2 maps 19 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Laurie F. DeRose, Naomi Cahn, June Carbone and W. Bradford Wilcox
    Part I. The Increasingly Unequal Socioeconomic Character of Family Life:
    1. Families unequal: socioeconomic gradients in family patterns across the US and Europe Marcia J. Carlson
    2. Family forms and social inequality in Latin America Albert Esteve and Elizabeth Flores Paredes
    Part II. The Causes of Increasingly Diverging Family Structures:
    3. How inequality drives family formation: the prima facie case Andrew J. Cherlin
    4. Universal or unique? Understanding diversity in partnership experiences across Europe Brienna Perelli-Harris
    5. Family structure and the decline of work for men in postwar America Nicholas Eberstadt
    Part III. Consequences of Growing Divergence:
    6. Single-mother families, mother's educational level, children's school outcomes: a study of 21 countries Anna Garriga and Paolo Berta
    7. Family structure and socioeconomic inequality of opportunity in Europe and the United States Diederik Boertien, Fabrizio Bernardi and Juho Härkönen
    8. Families and the wealth of nations: what does family structure have to do with growth around the globe? W. Bradford Wilcox and Joseph Price
    Part IV. Bridging the Growing Family Divide:
    9. Family policy, socioeconomic inequality and the gender revolution Fran Goldscheider and Sharon Sassler
    10. Where's the glue? Policies to close the family gap Richard V. Reeves
    Part V. Commentary and Concluding Reflections:
    11. The pathology of patriarchy and family inequalities Lynn Prince Cooke
    12. Concluding reflections: what does less marriage have to do with more family inequality? W. Bradford Wilcox
    13. Commentary/afterword/concluding thoughts on family change and economic inequality June Carbone and Naomi Cahn.

  • Editors

    Naomi R. Cahn, George Washington University School of Law
    Naomi Cahn is the Harold H. Greene Chair at George Washington University School of Law. She has written or co-written ten books on topics ranging from family structure to reproductive technology to elder care. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, ranging from The New Yorker to the Washington Post. She is a member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

    June Carbone, University of Minnesota School of Law
    June Carbone is the Robina Chair in Law, Science, and Technology at the University of Minnesota School of Law. She is the co-author of Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family, with Naomi Cahn (2014).

    Laurie Fields DeRose, Georgetown University, Washington DC
    Laurie F. DeRose teaches at Georgetown University. She is a Research Assistant Professor for the Maryland Population Research Center, Director of Research for the World Family Map project, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. Her early research on sub-Saharan African demography laid the foundation for her current focus on global family studies.

    W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia
    W. Bradford Wilcox is Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. He studies the impact of family structure on the welfare of children, men and women, and communities. His latest book (with Nicholas H. Wolfinger) is Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love, and Marriage Among African Americans and Latinos (2016).

    Contributors

    Laurie F. DeRose, Naomi Cahn, June Carbone, W. Bradford Wilcox, Marcia J. Carlson, Albert Esteve, Elizabeth Flores Paredes, Andrew J. Cherlin, Brienna Perelli-Harris, Nicholas Eberstadt, Anna Garriga, Paolo Berta, Diederik Boertien, Fabrizio Bernardi, Juho Härkönen, Joseph Price, Fran Goldscheider, Sharon Sassler, Richard V. Reeves, Lynn Prince Cooke

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