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Understanding Family Policy
Theories and Applications

Second Edition


© 1995 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Second Edition of Understanding Family Policy continues to provide the conceptual framework, offered in the First Edition, which enables students and professionals to examine and analyze government policies and their impact on the family. Features new to this edition include: new theoretical frameworks and their applications; an update of the recent history of family policy; a reinforcement of the link between theory and the everyday life experiences people have with the policy process; and study questions and a glossary.
 
PART ONE: DEFINITIONS, TRENDS AND MODELS
 
Defining Family Policy
 
Family Trends
The Empirical Basis for Changing Family Definitions  
 
Family Trends in Context
 
Competing Definitions of Family and Policy Trends
A Social Change Model  
 
PART TWO: POLICY FRAMEWORKS: CONVERTING PERCEPTIONS OF FAMILY PROBLEMS INTO POLICIES AND PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES
 
The Institutional Framework
Family Policy as the Outcome of Institutional Arrangements  
 
The Rational Choice Framework
 
Variations on Policy as Rational Choice
 
Interest Group Theory, Elite Theory and Systems Theory
 
PART THREE: FAMILY FRAMEWORKS: TOOLS FOR CONCEPTUALIZING FAMILY WELL-BEING
 
Families as Social Systems and Systems of Exchange and Choice
 
Symbolic Interaction, Family Stress Theory, Conflict Theory, Feminist and Cultural Theories
 
PART FOUR: PUTTING IT ALL BACK TOGETHER
 
Reframing the Policy-Family Relationship so It Works Better for Families

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Shirley L. Zimmerman

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