For Richer, For Poorer: Mothers Confront Divorce (Perspectives On Gender)

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For Richer, For Poorer: Mothers Confront Divorce (Perspectives On Gender)

For Richer, For Poorer: Mothers Confront Divorce (Perspectives On Gender)

For Richer, For Poorer provides a new perspective on the impact of divorce on women. Based on interviews with a random sample of divorced mothers, this book identifies their real concerns: inadequate resources from their ex-husbands and the state, and unequal social policies. Presenting accounts of how they manage the divorce process, divorced women of diverse background describe their attempts to rebuild their own lives and those of their families. Demie Kurz proposes a reversal of policies which penalize the single-parent family by failing to provide mothers and children with adequate resources.Review"It is tremendously important for researchers and writers to offer all of the facts and arguments and criticisms they can muster in order to frame a new conversation about social policy when it becomes political possible to entertain it. Certainly, "For Richer, For Poorer is a valuable contribution to this effort."-"The Boston Book Review, 3/96""For Richer, For Poorer is essentail reading for researchers interested in the study of marriage and divorce, and would be a valuable addition to the reading list for a course on family. I hope it also will be read carefully by policymakers engaged in debate over reforming divorce laws."-"Contemporary Sociology"In all, Kurz has written a scholarly and readable book. It is essential reading for both academics and policy makers--for anyone interested in understanding the situations of motehrs during and after divorce. Because of its clarity, it would also be a valuable addition to an undergraduate course on the family. It is a lucid and engaging work."-"Gender & Society"A vivid and often troubling portrait of women's diverse experiences of divorce. Shows that the process of divorce, like marriage, is deeply structured by gender, race, and class."-Barrie Thorne, Professor, Sociology and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley and author of "Gender Play"This is an extraordinarily sophisticated and lucid portrayal of the realities and lives of divorced mothers. Read this book and ask no more why it is that women choose to leave their marriages even at the risk of economic hardship. This is a major and timely contribution to the study of marriage, family, and gender."-Terry J. Arendell, Sociologistand author of "Mothers and Divorce: Legal, Economic, and Social Dilemmas (1986) and "Fathers and Divorce(1995)From the Back CoverFor Richer, For Poorer is a realistic portrayal of the impact of divorce on American women.About the AuthorDemie Kurz is Co-Director of the Women's Studies Program and has an appointment in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Specification of For Richer, For Poorer: Mothers Confront Divorce (Perspectives On Gender)

GENERAL
AuthorKurz, Demie
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100415910099
ISBN-139780415910095
PublisherRoutledge
Publication Year22-08-1995

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