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Children of the 21st centuryFrom birth to nine months

Children of the 21st century: From birth to nine months

Shirley Dex and Heather Joshi (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346889
eISBN:
9781447301783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346889.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book documents the early lives of almost 19,000 children born in the UK at the start of the 21st century, and their families. It is the first time that analysis of data from the hugely important ... More

Children of the 21st century (Volume 2)The first five years

Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years

Kirstine Hansen, Heather Joshi, and Shirley Dex (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424761
eISBN:
9781447301790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424761.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book documents the first five years of life of the children of the influential Millennium Cohort Study, which is tracking almost 19,000 babies born in 2000 and 2001 in England, Scotland, Wales, ... More

Children, politics and communicationParticipation at the margins

Children, politics and communication: Participation at the margins

Nigel Thomas (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421845
eISBN:
9781447301813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421845.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Even after twenty years of children's rights and new thinking about childhood, children are still frequently seen as apolitical. All over the world there has been a growing emphasis on ... More

Children, young people and social inclusionParticipation for what?

Children, young people and social inclusion: Participation for what?

Kay Tisdall, John Davis, and Malcolm Hill (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346629
eISBN:
9781447301820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346629.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book asks how far and in what way social inclusion policies are meeting the needs and rights of children and young people. Leading scholars write from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines ... More

Connecting Families?Information & Communication Technologies, Generations, and the Life Course

Connecting Families?: Information & Communication Technologies, Generations, and the Life Course

Barbara Barbosa Neves and Cláudia Casimiro (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447339946
eISBN:
9781447339984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339946.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Are information and communication technologies (ICTs) connecting families? And what does this mean in terms of family routines, relationships, norms, work, intimacy and privacy? This book takes a ... More

Contemporary grandparentingChanging family relationships in global contexts

Contemporary grandparenting: Changing family relationships in global contexts

Sara Arber and Virpi Timonen (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429681
eISBN:
9781447307624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429681.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Grandparenting in the 21st century is at the heart of profound family and societal changes. It is of increasing social and economic significance yet many dimensions of grandparenting are still poorly ... More

A deafening silenceHidden violence against women and children

A deafening silence: Hidden violence against women and children

Patrizia Romito

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349613
eISBN:
9781447301370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349613.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book is born of a contradiction: on the one hand, there has been a genuine advance in the awareness of violence against women and children and actions to oppose it. On the other, the violence ... More

Discovering child povertyThe creation of a policy agenda from 1800 to the present

Discovering child poverty: The creation of a policy agenda from 1800 to the present

Lucinda Platt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345837
eISBN:
9781447302117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345837.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Child poverty is currently regarded by many as the ‘number one’ issue in Britain. Yet it has not always been so high on the policy agenda. What were attitudes to poor children 200 years ago? How did ... More

Domestic violence and healthThe response of the medical profession

Domestic violence and health: The response of the medical profession

Emma Williamson

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342157
eISBN:
9781447302148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book explores the issue of healthcare professionals' attitudes towards women who are victims of domestic violence. There is a growing interest by healthcare professionals and researchers in the ... More

An equal start?Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, and Jane Waldfogel (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Providing early education and care (ECEC) which is both equitable and high quality is a challenge all governments are confronting. This comparative volume seeks both to broaden and to deepen our ... More

Families in societyBoundaries and relationships

Families in society: Boundaries and relationships

Linda McKie and Sarah Cunningham-Burley (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346438
eISBN:
9781447302292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Acknowledging the increasing diversity and complexity of families, this book proposes a new conceptual framework for understanding families and other relationships that both challenges and attempts ... More

Families in transitionSocial change, family formation and kin relationships

Families in transition: Social change, family formation and kin relationships

Nickie Charles

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347893
eISBN:
9781447302308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347893.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book addresses the complexity of family change. It draws on evidence from two linked studies, one carried out in the 1960s and the other in the early years of the 21st century, to analyse the ... More

Family policy mattersResponding to family change in Europe

Family policy matters: Responding to family change in Europe

Linda Hantrais

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344717
eISBN:
9781447302322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344717.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Across Europe and beyond, changing family living arrangements have stimulated popular and academic debate about the impact of socio-demographic trends on family well-being and the challenges they ... More

Family policy paradoxesGender equality and labour market regulation in Sweden, 1930-2010

Family policy paradoxes: Gender equality and labour market regulation in Sweden, 1930-2010

Åsa Lundqvist

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424556
eISBN:
9781447302339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424556.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book examines the political regulation of the family in Sweden between 1930 and today. It draws attention to the political attempts to create a ‘modern family’ and the aspiration to regulate the ... More

Family troubles?Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people

Family troubles?: Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people

Jane Ribbens McCarthy, Carol-Ann Hooper, and Val Gillies (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447304432
eISBN:
9781447307884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304432.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

As the everyday family lives of children and young people come to be increasingly defined as matters of public policy and concern, it is important to raise the question of how we can understand the ... More

Father Involvement In the Early YearsAn international comparison of policy and practice

Father Involvement In the Early Years: An international comparison of policy and practice

Marina A. Adler and Karl Lenz (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318996
eISBN:
9781447319016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318996.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Fatherhood is in transition and being challenged by often contradictory forces: societal mandates to be both an active father and provider, prevailing gender cultures, and the institutional ... More

Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare statesComparing care policies and practice

Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states: Comparing care policies and practice

Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310471
eISBN:
9781447310501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The five Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden -are well known for their extensive welfare system and gender equality which provides both parents with opportunities to earn ... More

Fathers, Families and RelationshipsResearching everyday lives

Fathers, Families and Relationships: Researching everyday lives

Esther Dermott and Caroline Gatrell (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447331476
eISBN:
9781447331490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331476.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book offers unique insights into how to research fathers and fatherhood in contemporary society. Outlining research methods in detail, including examples of large-scale studies, online research, ... More

Grandparenting in divorced families

Grandparenting in divorced families

Neil Ferguson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344984
eISBN:
9781447302452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344984.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book is the first in-depth exploration of grandparents' relationships with adult children and grandchildren in divorced families. It asks what part grandparents might play in public policy and ... More

Grandparenting Practices around the World

Grandparenting Practices around the World

Virpi Timonen (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book is a sequel to Contemporary grandparenting, published in 2012 (Arber and Timonen, 2012). Both macro and micro level issues are covered, with a particular focus on gender, welfare states, ... More

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