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Description - Family Poverty in Diverse Contexts by C. Anne Broussard

Family Poverty in Diverse Contexts addresses the context of poverty in the United States and focuses on poverty issues that family members must confront as they move through the life course. This edited collection provides a unique perspective that draws together macro and micro research about how poverty affects families throughout their lives, increasing risks and reducing opportunities at every stage. Individual chapters emphasize the context of poverty in the United States, then go on to examine specific life cycle stages and what happens when poverty intersects with family concerns. Contributing authors are respected experts in their fields and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives including child development, community health, education, family studies, gerontology, disability, public policy, social work and sociology. Family Poverty in Diverse Contexts includes a range of pedagogical features to enhance learning such as exercises and discussions relating to each chapter, which will encourage readers to think critically and apply the knowledge to their own lives. It will interest students, academics and researchers of sociology, family studies, social work and health as well as other related disciplines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789037411
ISBN-10: 0789037416
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 29-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - C. Anne Broussard

C. Anne Broussard is a sociologist and Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of New Hampshire, USA. Alfred L. Joseph is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Social Work at Miami University, USA.