Understanding Family Policy: Theories and Applications by Shirley L. Zimmerman

By Shirley L. Zimmerman

The second one variation of Understanding family members Policy maintains to supply the conceptual framework, provided within the First variation, which permits scholars and execs to ascertain and examine executive guidelines and their influence at the kinfolk. positive factors new to this variation contain: new theoretical frameworks and their purposes; an replace of the new heritage of family members coverage; a reinforcement of the hyperlink among conception and the standard existence reviews humans have with the coverage strategy; and learn questions and a word list.

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Over a year, this represented a difference of over $4,000. The earnings differential between men and women persists regardless of education. A Census Bureau study ("Paying Field," 1991) indicates that women at every level are paid less than men with the same amount of schooling. Although some of the pay differential may be attributable to the fact that jobs in fields dominated by women tend to command lower salaries, some of it also was attributable to the "glass ceiling" that women encounter when attempting to break through barriers to higher paid positions.

Well over one half had not paid child support 4 months after divorce, nor a year later. According to another Census Bureau study (1991c), fathers who shared child custody with mothers, or at least had visitation privileges, are more likely to meet their child support obligations than those who do not. Stepped-up child support enforcement on the part of state governments is yielding improvements in this regard, as are changes in paternity establishment laws and child custody arrangements. In 1989, three fourths of all women who were supposed to receive child support did; half, receiving full payment; one fourth, partial payment; one fourth, no payment.

The assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King and the showdown between the United States and the Soviet Union encapsulated in the Cuban missile crisis also were a part of this period. THE YEARS OF ECONOMIC SLOW-DOWN: THE 1970S After almost 3 decades of continuous growth and expansion, the economy slowed and, by the mid- to late 1970s, decelerated (Yankelovich, 1982). Economic opportunities no longer were so plentiful, inflation consumed savings, and the cost of living outstripped disposable income.

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