This title was first published in 2000: This volume offers international comparative perspectives and critical analyses of the interconnections between family behaviour and its political regulation, the new economics of the family and the role of the family in building citizenship.
’…offers tantalizing glimpses of families and their vicissitudes…’ Family Practice ’…a reputable collection of academic perspectives upon the family that are easily read…and provide an overview of current thinking.’ Australian Social Work
Contents: Introduction. The Family and its Political Regulation: Family rhetoric in family politics, Kurt LÃ¼scher; The control and allocation of money within the family, Jan Pahl; Recent trends and new prospects for a European family policy, Wilfried Dumon. Economic Aspects of the Family: A social policy for all ages? The declining fortunes of young families, David Thomson; Cultural capitalism and child formation, John O'Neill; A method for reducing mandatory social taxes and contributions: organizing intergenerational exchange, Jacques Bichot; Toward a theory of family taxation, Allan Carlson. The Family in the Construction of Citizenship: The Australian welfare state today: generational issues and family tensions, Alan Tapper; The new citizenship of the family: concepts and strategies for a new social policy, Pierpaolo Donati; Family citizenship or citizenship for children? Childhood perspectives and policies, Helmut Wintersberger; Which family for which citizenship? The diversity of French conceptions of the family and citizenship, Sophie Duchesne; The role of the family in establishing the social and political link: the double defamilialization, Jacques Commaille.
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