Family Change and Family Policies in Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States

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Family Change and Family Policies in Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States

Edited by Sheila B. Kamerman and Alfred J. Kahn

CLARENDON PRESS OXFORD 1997

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Family Change and Family Policies in the West ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements v
  • List of Contributors vi
  • Table of Contents vii
  • List of Figures and Tables ix
  • Abbreviations and Symbols xii
  • Introduction 1
  • To Conclude 26
  • Notes 28
  • Family Change and Family Policies: Great Britain 29
  • Introduction: Historical Roots of Family Policy 31
  • 1 - The Formation of Families 34
  • Conclusion 45
  • 2 - Families and the Division of Labour: Employment and Family Work 47
  • Conclusion 55
  • 3 - The Income of Families: Earnings and Transfers 56
  • Conclusion 68
  • 4 - Families and Social Services 70
  • Conclusion 90
  • 5 - The Politics and Institutionalization of Family Policy 92
  • Conclusion: The Profile of Family Policy 97
  • Notes 101
  • Appendix 102
  • Family Change and Family Policies: Canada 103
  • Conclusion 125
  • 2 - Families and the Division of Labour: Employment and Family Work 126
  • Conclusion 135
  • 3 - The Income of Families: Earnings and Transfers 137
  • Conclusion 158
  • 4 - Families, Health Care, and Social Services 160
  • Conclusion 177
  • 5 - The Politics and Institutionalization of Family Policies 178
  • Conclusion 197
  • Notes 203
  • Appendix A 204
  • Appendix B 205
  • Family Change and Family Policies: New Zealand 207
  • Introduction: An Historical Review 209
  • 1 - The Formation of Families 217
  • Conclusion 235
  • 2 - The Family and the Labour Market 236
  • 3 - Financial Assistance to Families 253
  • Conclusion 268
  • 4 - Families and Social Services 270
  • Conclusion 284
  • 5 - Family Policy and Political Economy 286
  • Conclusion 298
  • Conclusion 300
  • Notes 304
  • Family Change and Family Policies: United States 305
  • Introduction: Themes in the American Tradition 307
  • 1 - The Formation of Families 312
  • Conclusion 333
  • 2 - Families and the Division of Labour: Employment and Family Work 334
  • Conclusion 348
  • 3 - The Income of Families: Earnings and Transfers 350
  • Conclusion 375
  • 4 - Families and Social Services 377
  • Conclusion 393
  • 5 - The Politics and Institutionalization of Family Policy 394
  • Conclusion 406
  • Conclusion 407
  • Notes 417
  • Appendix: Legislative Chronologies 418
  • Bibliography 422
  • Index 457
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