Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-197) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The stories of stigma : what we say about single-parent families The realities : what we know about single-parent families. The poverty justification. The developmental justification. The morality justification. Implicit justifications : race and gender stories Divorced single parents. The context of work and family. Family law. Employment law. Welfare. Conclusion : law, stigma, equality, and choice Nonmarital single-parent families. The context : nonmarital single parents. Nonmarital families and the law Single parents as positive role models. Black single mothers and their families. General characteristics of single-parent families Policies for single-parent families. Lessons from where we are now. Elements of changed policy toward single-parent families Legal strategies. Defining family. Family support.
KF540 .D68 1997
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