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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Imagining Homeby Wendy Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 53.95

    This study critically explores the lives of women in Britain during the immediate postwar period 1945-64, and re-examines the current conception of the 1950s as a nadir for women - when the values of domesticity and motherhood were paramount. more...

  • Parenting Representationsby Ofra Mayseless

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 113.00

    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...

  • Adolescent Copingby Erica Frydenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 57.95

    This new edition of Adolescent Coping presents the latest research and applications in the field of coping. It outlines recent developments in theory and research, and highlights the ways in which coping can be measured. 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...