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Families, moralities, rationalities and social change

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While the family and its role continues to be a key topic in social and government policy, much of the literature is concerned with describing the dramatic changes that are taking place. By contrast, this text directly addresses the social processes responsible for these changes - how social policy interacts with what families actually do. Topics covered include: the relationship between morality and rationality in the family context; the variety of contemporary family forms; the purposes and assumptions of government interventions in family life; the relationship between different welfare states and different ideas about motherhood; third way thinking on families; divorce and post-divorce arrangements; lone parenthood and step-parenting; the decision to have children; the economic approach to understanding family process; and the legitimacy of state intervention in family life. With contributions from the UK, and North America, "Analysing Families" provides the framework within which to understand an increasingly important element in social policy.

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Crow, Graham (2002) Families, moralities, rationalities and social change In, Carling, Alan, Duncan, Simon and Edwards, Rosalind (eds.) Analysing Families: Morality and Rationality in Policy and Practice. London, Routledge pp. 285-296.

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Published date: 2002

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Local EPrints ID: 33830
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33830
ISBN: 0415250404
PURE UUID: b6ff9fce-0819-4ae8-90e2-08634b281b40

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Date deposited: 16 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:51

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Author: Graham Crow
Editor: Alan Carling
Editor: Simon Duncan
Editor: Rosalind Edwards

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