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By Paul R. Amato, Alan Booth, Susan M. McHale, Jennifer Van Hook

This booklet examines the hyperlink among social inequality and baby improvement. Chapters additionally discover how women and men of various social and monetary statuses keep on with trajectories of marriage, divorce, employment, and extramarital births. The e-book considers the efficacy of present courses and regulations intended to minimize disparities. This e-book is an invaluable source for researchers and practitioners in relatives reviews, social paintings, and psychology.

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Families in an Era of Increasing Inequality: Diverging Destinies

This e-book examines the hyperlink among social inequality and baby improvement. Chapters additionally discover how women and men of various social and financial statuses stick with trajectories of marriage, divorce, employment, and extramarital births. The ebook considers the efficacy of present courses and guidelines intended to minimize disparities.

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McLanahan and W. Jacobsen References Akerlof, G. , Yellen, J. , & Katz, M. L. (1996). An analysis of out-of-wedlock childbearing in the United States. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 111(2), 277–317. Bianchi, S. M. (2000). Maternal employment and time with children: Dramatic change or surprising continuity? Demography, 37(4), 401–414. Cherlin, A. (2011). Between poor and prosperous: Do the family patterns of moderately educated Americans deserve a closer look? In M. J. Carlson & P. ), Social class and changing families in an unequal America (pp.

R. Amato et al. 1007/978-3-319-08308-7_3 35 36 L. Vernon-Feagans et al. educated mothers the changes were associated with relative and, in some instances, absolute losses in resources” (McLanahan and Jacobsen, Chap. 1, p. 3). Striking evidence that even women with a high school degree and some further education, but not a college degree, have been losing ground over the last 40 years is presented by McLanahan and Jacobsen (Chap. 1). A high school education no longer provides the ability to advance economically in the USA.

It accounts for as much as half of their disadvantage. Low parental involvement, supervision, and aspirations and greater residential mobility account for the rest (McLanahan 1994, p. 134). Because single motherhood and poverty are highly correlated for children at a single point in time, and because poverty in one generation is highly correlated with poverty in the next, many people assume that growing up with a single mother— independent of its association with income—leads to poverty in adulthood.

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