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Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Qualit@s Revista Eletrônica     Open Access  
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Revista Katálysis     Open Access  
Revista Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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Serviço Social & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Journal Cover Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
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     ISSN (Print) 0002-7162 - ISSN (Online) 1552-3349
     Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [737 journals]   [SJR: 0.673]   [H-I: 44]
  • Family Complexity: Setting the Context
    • Authors: Carlson, M. J; Meyer, D. R.
      Pages: 6 - 11
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:44-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214531378|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/6
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • Fifty Years of Family Change: From Consensus to Complexity
    • Authors: Furstenberg; F. F.
      Pages: 12 - 30
      Abstract: The first section of the article discusses how and why we went from a relatively undifferentiated family system in the middle of the last century to the current system of diverse family forms. Even conceding that the family system was always less simple than it now appears in hindsight, there is little doubt that we began to depart from the dominant model of the nuclear-family household in the late 1960s. I explain how change is a result of adaptation by individuals and family members to changing economic, demographic, technological, and cultural conditions. The breakdown of the gender-based division of labor was the prime mover in my view. Part two of the article thinks about family complexity in the United States as largely a product of growing stratification. I show how family formation processes associated with low human capital produces complexity over time in family systems, a condition that may be amplified by growing levels of inequality. The last part of the article briefly examines complexity in a changing global context. I raise the question of how complexity varies among economically developed nations with different family formation practices and varying levels of inequality.
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:44-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214524521|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/12
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • Changes in Family Composition: Implications for Income, Poverty, and
           Public Policy
    • Authors: Cancian, M; Haskins, R.
      Pages: 31 - 47
      Abstract: This article discusses the consequences of family composition for poverty and income and its implications for policy. Marriage rates are declining, rates of nonmarital births are increasing (both poverty-increasing), while families are smaller, and there are more working mothers (both poverty-decreasing). Marriage remains less likely and nonmarital births more common for blacks than for whites and Hispanics, though even among whites, 36 percent of births were to unmarried mothers by 2011. On the other hand, divergent patterns across education groups are more common: marriage rates have continued to fall, but not for women with college degrees. Men’s earnings have fallen, and, after an increase, women’s have also declined—though less so for those with bachelor’s degrees. The article also discusses policy responses designed to reduce nonmarital childbearing (potentially reducing the number of children and families at high risk of poverty) and to help single-mother families (reducing the risk of poverty faced by such families).
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214525322|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/31
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • Family Complexity among Children in the United States
    • Authors: Manning, W. D; Brown, S. L, Stykes, J. B.
      Pages: 48 - 65
      Abstract: Researchers largely have relied on a measure of family structure to describe children’s living arrangements, but this approach captures only the child’s relationship to the parent(s), ignoring the presence and composition of siblings. We develop a measure of family complexity that merges family structure and sibling composition to distinguish between simple two-biological-parent families, families with complex-sibling (half or stepsiblings) arrangements, and complex-parent (stepparent, single-parent) families. Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), we provide a descriptive profile of changes in children’s living arrangements over a 13-year span (1996–2009). SIPP sample sizes are sufficiently large to permit an evaluation of changes in the distribution of children in various (married, cohabiting, and single-parent) simple and complex families according to race/ethnicity and parental education. The article concludes by showing that we have reached a plateau in family complexity and that complexity is concentrated among the most disadvantaged families.
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214524515|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/48
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • New Partners, More Kids: Multiple-Partner Fertility in the United States
    • Authors: Guzzo; K. B.
      Pages: 66 - 86
      Abstract: Declining rates of marriage and overall increases in union instability, combined with high levels of unintended and nonmarital fertility, create the possibility for parents to have children with more than one partner, called multiple-partner fertility, or MPF. The unique characteristics of families with MPF present data and other logistical challenges to researchers studying the phenomenon. Drawing from recent studies and updated data, I present new estimates of MPF that show that about 13 percent of men aged 40 to 44 and 19 percent of women aged 41 to 49 have children with more than one partner, with a higher prevalence among the disadvantaged. Compared to parents with two or more children by only one partner, people with MPF become parents at younger ages, largely with unintended first births, and often do so outside of marriage. This article touches on the implications of MPF for families and concludes by discussing the theoretical difficulties in studying MPF and the challenges it presents to public policy.
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214525571|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/66
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • Young Adults' Roles as Partners and Parents in the Context of Family
    • Authors: Berger, L. M; Bzostek, S. H.
      Pages: 87 - 109
      Abstract: Using data from the 1979 and 1997 cohorts of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, we estimate the proportions of young men and women who will take on a variety of partner and parent roles by age 30, and describe how these estimates have changed between cohorts. We then draw on identity theory and related theoretical work to consider how the multiple family roles that young adults are likely to occupy—both over their life course and at a single point in time—may influence interfamily and intrafamily relationships. Our discussion highlights key implications of identity theory as it relates to family complexity and proposes several hypotheses for future empirical research, such as the greater likelihood of role conflict in families with greater complexity and limited resources. Our analysis suggests that families may be less likely to function—economically and socially—as cohesive units than has been the case in the past and than most existing policies assume.
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214527729|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/87
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • Grandparent Coresidence and Family Well-Being: Implications for Research
           and Policy
    • Authors: Dunifon, R. E; Ziol-Guest, K. M, Kopko, K.
      Pages: 110 - 126
      Abstract: U.S. children today have increasingly diverse living arrangements. In 2012, 10 percent of children lived with at least one grandparent; 8 percent lived in three-generational households, consisting of a parent and a grandparent; while 2 percent lived with a grandparent and no parent in the household. This article reviews the literature on grandparent coresidence and presents new research on children coresiding with grandparents in modern families. Findings suggest that grandparent coresidence is quite common and that its prevalence increased during the Great Recession. Additionally, these living arrangements are diverse themselves, varying by the marital status of the parent, the home in which the family lives, and the economic well-being of the family. Suggestions for future research are also proposed.
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214526530|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/110
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • Mass Incarceration, Family Complexity, and the Reproduction of Childhood
    • Authors: Sykes, B. L; Pettit, B.
      Pages: 127 - 149
      Abstract: In this article we examine the link between family complexity—measured by noncustodial parenthood and multiple-partner fertility—and incarceration. In 2012, close to 2.6 million children, or roughly one in twenty-five minors, had a parent in jail or prison. The risk of having a parent currently or ever incarcerated is disproportionately concentrated among black children and children of high school dropouts, many of whom are noncustodial parents. Variation in question wording, differences in length of exposure to parental incarceration, and the measurement of residential parenthood in household-based sample surveys converge to produce different estimates of race and class inequality in having a parent currently or ever incarcerated, when compared to similar estimates of parental incarceration from inmate surveys. Drawing on data from multiple sources and the development of a new method for the estimation of multiple-partner fertility among inmates, we consider how race and class inequality in parental incarceration may contribute to family complexity and the reproduction of childhood disadvantage.
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214526345|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/127
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • Time Investments in Children across Family Structures
    • Authors: Kalil, A; Ryan, R, Chor, E.
      Pages: 150 - 168
      Abstract: This article compares time invested in children across family structures as a means to understand differences in children’s development. Using data from the 1997 Panel Study of Income Dynamics’ Child Development Supplement, we measure time investments from multiple caregivers and distinguish time children spend with a caregiver alone versus shared with another caregiver. We examine six family structures—married biological parents, cohabiting biological parents, mother and stepfather, mother and cohabiting boyfriend, single mother only, and multigenerational households. The total care-giving time that children receive in married biological parent families and cohabiting biological parent families is comparable to that for children living in stepfather families and multigenerational families. This is because children in stepfather families and multigenerational households receive substantial time investments from nonresident biological fathers and grandparents, respectively. In contrast, children receive little time investment from resident nonbiological father figures; and children in single mother, cohabiting boyfriend, and multigenerational households receive little time investment from their nonresident biological fathers. Finally, children who live with married biological parents receive the greatest share of caregiving time in the form of shared caregiving compared with children in all other family structures. Our findings suggest that having two resident biological caregivers predicts greater time investments in children and that shared parenting may be an important dimension of family structure.
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214528276|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/150
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • The Family-Go-Round: Family Complexity and Father Involvement from a
           Father's Perspective
    • Authors: Tach, L; Edin, K, Harvey, H, Bryan, B.
      Pages: 169 - 184
      Abstract: Men who have children with several partners are often assumed to be "deadbeats" who eschew their responsibilities to their children. Using data from the nationally representative National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 cohort (NLSY-97), we show that most men in complex families intensively parent the children of one mother while being less involved, or not involved at all, with children by others. Repeated qualitative interviews with 110 low-income noncustodial fathers reveal that men in complex families often engage with and provide, at least to some degree, for all of the biological and stepchildren who live in one mother’s household. These activities often exceed those extended to biological children living elsewhere. Interviews also show that by devoting most or all of their resources to the children of just one mother, men in complex families feel successful as fathers even if they are not intensively involved with their other biological children.
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214528655|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/169
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • Seeking Romance in the Crosshairs of Multiple-Partner Fertility:
           Ethnographic Insights on Low-Income Urban and Rural Mothers
    • Authors: Burton; L. M.
      Pages: 185 - 212
      Abstract: Using longitudinal ethnographic data on low-income rural and urban mostly single mothers, I explore the romance-seeking behaviors of women whose intimate relationships are characterized by multiple-partner fertility (MPF). MPF involves mothers and/or their love interests having biological children with other partners, frequently in nonmarital, transient unions. Romance comprises mothers’ feelings and social interactions related to being chosen, erotic love, and adulation of the other. Findings indicate most mothers selectively engaged in one of four types of romance-seeking behaviors: casual, illusionist, pragmatic, or strategic. Mothers’ romantic actions are associated with their desires to have loving experiences outside the challenges of daily life in poverty and its corollary uncertainty. Moreover, mothers involved in the most complex forms of MPF openly compete with other women for "first wife" status in a stratified partnering system called rostering—a term coined by respondents in the ethnographies reported here. Implications of these findings for future research are discussed.
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214530831|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/185
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • U.S. Social Policy and Family Complexity
    • Authors: Lopoo, L. M; Raissian, K. M.
      Pages: 213 - 230
      Abstract: The United States has a number of social policies that were designed explicitly to provide options and supports for individuals related to their family formation decisions, such as the Title X National Family Planning Program and the Healthy Marriage Initiative. At the same time, because social policies can have considerable implications for the populations they target, we have long known that government policy can impact family structure and individuals’ fertility decisions even when such an impact was not the policy’s stated objective. This article reviews both theoretical and empirical literature asking to what extent United States’ social policy affects the complexity of families. Specifically, we review the literature on divorce and custody laws, means-tested transfer programs, and policies designed to provide information and services related to family formation. We report findings, and discuss common themes across the literature and identify important gaps in knowledge.
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214530372|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/213
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • Family Complexity, the Family Safety Net, and Public Policy
    • Authors: Cherlin, A. J; Seltzer, J. A.
      Pages: 231 - 239
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214530854|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/231
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • Family Complexity: Is It a Problem, and If So, What Should We Do'
    • Authors: Sawhill; I.
      Pages: 240 - 244
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214525328|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/240
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • Family Complexity in Europe
    • Authors: Thomson; E.
      Pages: 245 - 258
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214531384|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/245
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
  • Family Complexity: Implications for Policy and Research
    • Authors: Meyer, D. R; Carlson, M. J.
      Pages: 259 - 276
      PubDate: 2014-06-09T21:00:45-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214531385|hwp:resource-id:spann;654/1/259
      Issue No: Vol. 654, No. 1 (2014)
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