Public and Private Families: An Introduction

Full Title Public and Private Families: An Introduction
ISBN 0078026679
ISBN13 9780078026676
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Authors Andrew Cherlin
Edition 7
Publish Date 2012-09-28
Binding Hardcover

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.

Dimensions 7.80 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)
Subjects Family Relationships
Family - Sociocultural Aspects
Family Policy


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