The Reconstruction of Family Policy


The appropriate form and magnitude of social family policy in the United States is the focus of this collection of essays. Considering both the political debate over access and funding, and the intellectual divisions over the role of welfare in the state, the essays offer an examination of three major subject areas: the normative context of public policy, the link between theory and action, and the impact of specific policies. Topics covered include latchkey children, abortion, treatment of the nation's elderly, joint custody arrangements, and the link between state political culture and family policy.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John Scanzoni
  • Patricia Spakes
  • Shirley L. Zimmerman
  • Steven K. Wisensale
  • Clifton P. Flynn
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1991