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  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. more...

  • Promises I Can Keepby Kathryn Edin

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 12.95

    Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her children be better off if she had waited to have them and had married their father first? Why do so many... more...

  • Parenting Representationsby Ofra Mayseless

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 124.00

    This book is about parenting representations - parents' reviews, emotions, and internal world regarding their parenting. more...

  • Sex at the Marginsby Laura María Agustín

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 31.95

    This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work; that migrants who sell sex are passive victims; and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín argues that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the... more...

  • Advances in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    This volume presents innovative research on issues of importance to the well-being of older persons: labor market behavior, health care, housing and living arrangements, and saving and wealth. Specific topics include the effect of labor market rigidities on the employment of older workers; the effect on retirement of the availability of continuation... more...

  • Marriage and Cohabitationby Arland Thornton; William G. Axinn; Yu Xie

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 29.00

    In an era when half of marriages end in divorce, cohabitation has become more commonplace and those who do get married are doing so at an older age. So why do people marry when they do? And why do some couples choose to cohabit? A team of expert family sociologists examines these timely questions in Marriage and Cohabitation , the result... more...

  • Families in Transitionby Professor Nickie Charles; Charlotte Davies; Chris Harris

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 41.95

    This book analyses the specific ways in which family lives have changed and how they have been affected by the major structural and cultural changes of the second half of the twentieth century. more...

  • Creative Coping Skills for Childrenby Bonnie Thomas

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009; US$ 29.95

    This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities and make-it-yourself workbooks for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. more...

  • Great Group Skitsby Lynn Grasberg; Gina Oldenburg

    Search Institute Press 2009; US$ 13.95

    Created by experts who teach improvisational theater, this resource for educators and youth workers provides new and creative role-playing exercises that tackle a wide range of topics. From small pieces for a few people to large-scale skits that involve an entire class, this guidebook helps educators engage with kids and helps them engage with each... more...

  • Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needsby Darlene Mannix

    Wiley 2009; US$ 32.95

    Ready-to-use lessons for teaching basic life skills toadolescents with special needs This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection ofmore than 200 worksheets to help adolescents with special needsbuild the life skills they need to achieve independence and succeedin everyday life. The book provides 22 complete teaching unitsfocusing on... more...