Single-parent families

Book - 2016

"This title explores issues related to families headed by one parent, including how single-parent families affect children and communities, the challenges they face, and what government policies should be in place to help them"--

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Series
Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Subjects
Published
Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning [2016]
Language
English
Physical Description
272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780737775280
0737775289
9780737775297
0737775297
  • Ch. 1. How do single-parent families affect children and communities? The nuclear family is the best option for children and society / Kay Hymowitz
  • Traditional ideas of family are outdated and must evolve to be relevant in modern society / Katie Roiphe
  • The breakdown of marriage norms hurts society / Ryan T. Anderson
  • Marriage, parenthood, and public policy / Ron Haskins
  • Povery and income inequality hurt children more than family structure / David Green
  • Single-parent families exacerbate income inequality / Robert I. Lerman and W. Bradford Wilcox. Ch. 2. What challenges do single-parent families face? There is a double standard in single parenting / Ellen Friedrichs
  • Single parenting is difficult but very satisfying / Kristin Leong
  • Single motherhood is demanding / Sash Milne
  • Single fatherhood is difficult / Dave Taylor
  • Children need fathers to provide stability and act as role models / Elizabeth Stuart
  • Children are not necessarily damaged by the absence of fathers / Michel Weldon. Ch. 3. Stronger federal economic and social policies would help single-parent families / Barack Obama
  • Federal policies discourage marriage and perpetuate government dependence / Louie Gohmert
  • The government should be promoting marriage / Marco Rubio
  • The government should not be promoting marriage / Stephanie Mencimer
  • New benefits of marriage study actually hints at the horrors of middle age / May Dusenbery. Ch. 4. What policies may help single-parent families? Family planning is essential to strenghening families and helping children / Isabel V. Sawhill
  • Single parents should be better educated / Brink Lindsey
  • How mandatory minimums forced me to send more thant 1,000 nonviolent drug offenders to federal prison / Mark W. Bennett
  • Immigration reform would benefit many single-parent families / clarissa Martinez-De-Castro
  • A minimum-wage hike would help single-parent families / Thomas E. Perez
  • A minimum-wage hike would not benefit single-parent families / chantal Lovell.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Presents varying views on single-parent families with essays discussing challenges, government treatment, and policies which could help single-parents.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.