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Title Raising children : emerging needs, modern risks, and social responses / edited by Jill Duerr Berrick and Neil Gilbert
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008


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Description viii, 266 pages : charts ; 24 cm
Contents The past is not a foreign country : the historical education of policy / Paula Fass -- From private to public : paying grandparents as caretakers / Jill Duerr Berrick -- Supporting fathers' Engagement with their kids / Phil Cowan... [et al.] -- Can women have careers and babies too? / Mary Ann Mason -- Motherhood, work and family policy / Neil Gilbert -- Child support : how much is just right? / Ira Ellman and Tara Ellman -- Framing public interventions with respect to children as parent-empowering / Stephen D. Sugarman -- Childhood ADHD : biological reality or social construction, with policy implications / Stephen P. Hinshaw -- Do immigrant children have a fair chance? / Sylvia Guendelman and Kate Cosby -- Non-academic needs of students : how can schools intervene? / Susan Stone -- Families and schools raising children : the inequitable effects of family background on schooling outcomes / W. Norton Grubb
Summary "As parents struggle to balance professional and personal demands while setting a good example for their children, they need help from policy-makers who can address today's childrearing challenges. The contributions to this volume provide a foundation for understanding these thorny, multifaceted issues. It frames the influences on child development such as altered family dynamics and major life changes like immigration, as well as examining controversial issues such as the role of schools and government in children's health, adoption by same-sex couples, and the ADHD diagnosis controversy."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Child rearing -- United States.
Parenting -- United States.
Author Berrick, Jill Duerr.
Gilbert, Neil, 1940-
LC no. 2007024285
ISBN 9780195310122 (cloth : alk. paper)