Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives on Partnerships, Parenting and Support in a Changing World

Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives on Partnerships, Parenting and Support in a Changing World

Editor(s): Angela Abela, Janet Walker

Published Online: 4 OCT 2013 09:33PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781119971030

Online ISBN: 9781118320990

DOI: 10.1002/9781118320990

About this Book

This volume tackles key issues in the changing nature of family life from a global perspective, and is essential reading for those studying and working with families.

  • Covers changes in couple relationships and the challenges these pose; parenting practices and their implications for child development; key contemporary global issues, such as migration, poverty, and the internet, and their impact on the family; and the role of the state in supporting family relationships
  • Includes a stellar cast of international contributors such as Paul Amato and John Coleman, and contributions from leading experts based in North Africa, Japan, Australia and New Zealand
  • Discusses topics such as cohabitation, divorce, single-parent households, same-sex partnerships, fertility,  and domestic violence
  • Links research and practice and provides policy recommendations at the end of each chapter

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Changing Couple and Family Relationships

    1. Chapter 7

      Loving Diversity (pages 87–99)

      Danika N. Hiew, W. Kim Halford and Shuang Liu

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  2. Part II: Parenthood, Parenting and Family Life

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    1. Chapter 12

      Raising Children in Single-Parent Families (pages 166–188)

      Jan M. Nicholson, Fabrizio D'Esposito, Nina Lucas and Elizabeth M. Westrupp

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      Chapter 13

      Sexual Orientation, Marriage and Parenthood (pages 189–202)

      Charlotte J. Patterson, Rachel G. Riskind and Samantha L. Tornello

    1. Chapter 15

      Working Families (pages 215–226)

      Simon B. Burnett, Jonathan Swan and Cary Cooper

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  3. Part III: Global Impacts on Family Life

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  4. Part IV: Looking to the Future - The Role of States in Supporting Families

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