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1st Edition

Family Poverty in Diverse Contexts

ISBN 9780789037411
Published September 23, 2008 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Family Poverty in Diverse Contexts addresses the context of poverty in the United States and focuses on poverty issues that family members must confront as they move through the life course.

This edited collection provides a unique perspective that draws together macro and micro research about how poverty affects families throughout their lives, increasing risks and reducing opportunities at every stage. Individual chapters emphasize the context of poverty in the United States, then go on to examine specific life cycle stages and what happens when poverty intersects with family concerns. Contributing authors are respected experts in their fields and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives including child development, community health, education, family studies, gerontology, disability, public policy, social work and sociology.

Family Poverty in Diverse Contexts includes a range of pedagogical features to enhance learning such as exercises and discussions relating to each chapter, which will encourage readers to think critically and apply the knowledge to their own lives. It will interest students, academics and researchers of sociology, family studies, social work and health as well as other related disciplines.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. The Poverty Context - C. Anne Broussard and Alfred L. Joseph  Cross-Sections of Oppression and Poverty  2. "Greed is Good": The Idle Rich, The Working Poor and Personal Responsibility - Keith Kilty  3. Women in a Bind: The Decline of Marriage, Market and the State - Mimi Abramovitz  4. Life After Welfare - Karen Seccombe  5. The Dynamics of Poverty in Rural and Urban Areas - Karen Slovak and Karen Carlson  6. Hispanic Families in Poverty: The Hidden Contribution of Immigrants - Robert Aponte and Carrie E. Foote  Poverty Across the Life Span: Change, Crisis and Resilience  7. Family Poverty, Welfare Reform and Child Development - Elizabeth A. Segal and Michael D. Niles  8. Childhood Disability, Poverty and Family Life: A Complex Relationship - Patrick Shannon  9. Foster Care and Families Apart: Poverty, Placement and Potential - Carrie Jefferson Smith  10. Poverty and Educational - Alfred L. Joseph and Tammy Anne Schwartz  11. Going It Alone: Single Motherhood and Poverty - C. Anne Broussard  12. Old and Poor: America’s Hidden Problem – L. Rene Bergeron  Rethinking Family Poverty  13. Poverty, Stress, Resilience: Using the MRM Model for Understanding and Abating Poverty Related Family Stress - Charles Hennon, W. Sean Newsome, Gary W. Peterson, Stephan Wilson, M. Elise Radina and Bruno Hildenbrand  14. Poverty Policy and Ideology - Katharine Briar-Lawson and Sandra Austin

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C. Anne Broussard is a sociologist and Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of New Hampshire, USA.

Alfred L. Joseph is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Social Work at Miami University, USA.