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Raising Children: Emerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses

Jill Duerr Berrick and Neil Gilbert


Over the last half a century, technological and medical advances, shifting patterns of employment, the loosening of marital bonds, changing social norms, and the women's rights movement have dramatically altered the landscape of family life. On this new terrain, parents struggle with balancing the demands of work and child care responsibilities, selecting the right schools, and sorting through a bewildering array of medical and psychological nostrums. At the same time, public officials are under increasing pressure to formulate policies that assist parents to meet the challenges of childrearin ... More

Keywords: childcare, family responsibility, social policy, children's health, education, childrearing

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195310122
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310122.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill Duerr Berrick, editor
University of California, Berkeley

Neil Gilbert, editor
University of California, Berkeley
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