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Author Eichner, Maxine, author.

Title The free-market family : how the market crushed the American dream (and how it can be restored) / Maxine Eichner
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I: The embattled American family -- What went wrong with the American dream? -- America's free-market family policy -- The over worked American parent -- The economics of disconnected adults and unstable families -- How we fail our children: Part I-The caretaking young children need -- How we fail our children: Part II-Young children from poor and low-income families -- Outcomes for children in the free-market family system -- Part II: The road to free-market family policy -- Insulating families from market forces-The rise of the welfare state -- The death of the welfare state and the rise of free-market family policy -- Part III: Reviving the American dream -- What's an economy for? -- Toward thriving families
Summary This text critiques the expectation embodied in American public policy today that families will privately provide the resources and circumstances they and their members need through the market and without the help of government
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on January 13, 2020)
Subject Equality -- United States.
Families -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Families -- United States.
Family policy -- United States.
Economic history.
Families -- Economic aspects.
Family policy.
Social policy.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945-
United States -- Social policy -- 1993-
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0190055480