Home Economics
The Consequences of Changing Family Structure

  • Title:

    Home Economics
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    978-0-8447-7260-8
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Since the 1950s, divorces and out-of-wedlock births in America have risen dramatically. This has significantly affected the economic well-being of the country’s most vulnerable populations. In "Home Economics: The Consequences of Changing Family Structure, Nick Schulz argues that serious consideration of the consequences of changing family structure is sorely missing from conversations about American economic policy and politics. Apprehending a complete picture of this country’s economic condition will be impossible if poverty, income inequality, wealth disparities, and unemployment alone are taken into consideration, claims Schulz.

This book will trace how family structure has transformed over the last half century, ruminate on the causes of those changes, consider what conclusions can be drawn about the economic consequences of the changes in family, and offer ideas for how to handle the issue in the years to come.  "Home Economics" is a primer in the Values & Capitalism series intended for college students.

Table of contents: "Home Economics: The Consequences of Changing Family Structure"

1. Economics and the Crisis of the Family
2. What Do We Know About Changing Family Structure?
3. The Economic Consequences of Changing Family Structure
4. The Long Shadow of the Moynihan Report
5. What To Do and the Limits of Policy
6. Conclusion: Human Capital, Social Capital, and Character

Home Economics: The Consequences of Changing Family Structure by American Enterprise Institute

 

 

 

 

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