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The Resource Generation unbound : drifting into sex and parenthood without marriage, Isabel V. Sawhill

Generation unbound : drifting into sex and parenthood without marriage, Isabel V. Sawhill

Label
Generation unbound : drifting into sex and parenthood without marriage
Title
Generation unbound
Title remainder
drifting into sex and parenthood without marriage
Statement of responsibility
Isabel V. Sawhill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many are unplanned. The result is increased poverty and inequality for children. The left argues for more social support for unmarried parents; the right argues for a return to traditional marriage. In Generation Unbound, Isabel V. Sawhill offers a third approach: change "drifters" into "planners." In a well-written and accessible survey of the impact of family structure on child well-being, Sawhill contrasts "planners," who are delaying parenthood until after they marry, with "drifters," who are having unplanned children early and outside of marriage. These two distinct patterns are contributing to an emerging class divide and threatening social mobility in the United States. Sawhill draws on insights from the new field of behavioral economics, showing that it is possible, by changing the default, to move from a culture that accepts a high number of unplanned pregnancies to a culture in which adults only have children when they are ready to be a parent."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sawhill, Isabel V
Dewey number
306.874/32
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ999.U6
LC item number
.S35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Unmarried fathers
  • Youth
  • Family planning
  • Marriage
  • Family planning
  • Marriage
  • Unmarried fathers
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Youth
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Generation unbound : drifting into sex and parenthood without marriage, Isabel V. Sawhill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. An introduction -- 2. The end of marriage? -- 3. Why should we worry? -- 4. A growing class divide -- 5. Traditionalists and village builders -- 6. Childbearing by design, not by default -- 7. The future : less marriage, fewer children?
Control code
ocn879119526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 209 pages
Isbn
9780815725589
Lccn
2014016992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illusrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o879119526
  • (OCoLC)879119526
Label
Generation unbound : drifting into sex and parenthood without marriage, Isabel V. Sawhill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. An introduction -- 2. The end of marriage? -- 3. Why should we worry? -- 4. A growing class divide -- 5. Traditionalists and village builders -- 6. Childbearing by design, not by default -- 7. The future : less marriage, fewer children?
Control code
ocn879119526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 209 pages
Isbn
9780815725589
Lccn
2014016992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illusrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o879119526
  • (OCoLC)879119526

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