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  • Conceptualizing and Measuring Father Involvementby Randal D. Day; Michael E. Lamb

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    After decades of focusing on the mother's role in parenting, family studies researchers have turned their attention to the role of the father in parenting and family development. The results shed new light on childhood development and question conventional wisdom by showing that beyond providing the more traditional economic support of the family,... more...

  • Unfortunate Objectsby Dr Tanya Evans

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 141.00

    This book analyzes how poor eighteenth-century London women coped when they found themselves pregnant, their survival networks and the consequences of bearing an illegitimate child. It does so by exploring the encounters between poor women and the parish as well as London's lying-in hospitals and the Foundling Hospital. It suggests that unmarried mothers... more...

  • Motherhood and Disabilityby Dr Ora Prilleltensky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    This book explores the intersection between motherhood and physical disability. It is based on a study that focused on the lived experiences of women with physical disabilities, mothers and non-mothers. What meaning does motherhood have for these women? What is it like for them? What messages do they receive about themselves as women, with or without... more...

  • The Importance of Fathersby Alicia Etchegoyen; Judith Trowell

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 47.95

    It is widely acknowledged that children need structure, security, stability and attachment to develop and flourish, and that the father is an important part of this. Issues such as high divorce rates, new family structures, increased mobility, women's liberation and contraception are very common in society. This book sets out to explore what has... more...

  • Unsung Heroinesby Ruth Sidel

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    This compelling book destroys the derogatory images of single mothers that too often prevail in the media and in politics by creating a rich, moving, multidimensional picture of who these women really are. Ruth Sidel interviewed mothers from diverse races, ethnicities, religions, and social classes who became single through divorce, separation, widowhood,... more...

  • Custodial Grandparentingby PhD Bert Jr. Hayslip; PhD Julie Hicks Patrick

    Springer Publishing Company 2005; US$ 87.99

    This unique book examines variability among custodial grandparent caregivers. It focuses on diversity among grandparent-headed families in domestic and international settings, with over 35 contributors exploring the many factors that contribute to such diversity. It also examines diversity across individual differences, especially those of gender... more...

  • Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthoodby Helen Holgate; Roy Evans; Francis K.O. Yuen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 55.95

    The debate of teenage pregnancy and parenthood continues to be a topical media and political issue, and a contested policy area. Covering the controversial issues, this book contributes to the debate, filling the gap in the current market. The strong chapter selection looks at areas such as: education social policy and welfare reforms in the UK... more...

  • Lone Mothers, Paid Work and Gendered Moral Rationalitieby Simon Duncan; Rosalind Edwards

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 68.00

    Why are most British lone mothers unemployed? And is 'welfare to work' the right sort of policy response? This book provides an in-depth analysis of how lone mothers negotiate the relationship between motherhood and paid work. It focuses on social capital in different neighbourhoods, local labour markets and welfare states. more...

  • Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiencesby Gary Clapton

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2002; US$ 39.95

    Written in an accessible style with insights into adoption and social work practice past and present, Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences offers a vital new perspective on understanding the causes and consequences of adoption, and makes positive suggestions for working with those whom it affects. more...

  • Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needsby Hedy Cleaver; Don Nicholson

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needs explores how to effectively assess children in families where one or more parent has a learning disability. These children often have unmet needs because their parents are more likely to be coping with mental and physical illness, domestic violence or substance abuse. more...