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Family Policies and Family Well-Being
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Family Policies and Family Well-Being
The Role of Political Culture



August 1992 | 201 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Exploring the connections between family policies, individual and family well-being and political culture, this volume examines several research projects and concludes that their results challenge the view that governmental social programmes in the United States have been detrimental to family life.

The results also clarify the relationship between states' political cultures and the kinds of family policies enacted. Additionally, Zimmerman provides guidelines to aid the development of a policy agenda designed to enhance the well-being of individuals and families - regardless of where they live.

 
Introduction
Mapping the Book

 
 
PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS
 
Family Policy and Families
Their Intersections

 
 
The Goal of Family Policy
Individual and Family Well-Being

 
 
Political Culture
Definitions and Variations in the 50 States

 
 
PART TWO: EMPIRICAL STUDIES
 
Attitudes Toward Government and Families
The Role of Political Culture

 
 
States' Policy Approaches to Families
The Role of Political Culture

 
 
Family Policies and Family Well-Being
The Role of Political Culture

 
 
PART THREE: SUMMARY AND IMPLICATIONS
 
Family Policies and Family Well-Being and the Role of Political Culture
Summary, Comments, and Conclusions

 

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