The Handbook of Families and Poverty covers hotly debated issues associated with public policy and funded research as they relate to families and poverty. Contributors, bringing multiple perspectives to bear, aim to show alternatives to welfare in subgroups facing specific challenges that are currently not adequately addressed by the welfare system.  Readers will appreciate the insightful summaries of research involving poverty and its relationship to couple, marital, and family dynamics.

Grandparents: A Family Resource?

Grandparents: A Family Resource?

Grandparents: A family resource?

Recent changes in family life have meant that parents may be relatively poor in terms of time or human capital. Demographic and social changes have dramatically affected the living arrangements and family experiences of both parents and children in the last 30 years. Parents are often not married and may not even live together, families are diverse in their nature and operation, and family breakup is frequent. Family breakup may be extremely important for changing family relationships and has important implications for children in economic well-being and parental time. However, the nature of family life has changed also in other, less obvious ways. More families have two parents in paid employment than in previous generations and, though most ...

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