Gender and Family Change in Industrialized Countries

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorKaren Oppenheim Mason, An-magritt Jensen

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This volume focuses on the relationship between change in the family and change in the roles of women and men on contemporary industrial societies. Of central concern is whether change in gender roles has fuelled - or is merely historically coincident with - such changes in the family asrising divorce rates, increases in out-of-wedlock childbearing, declining marriage rates, and a growing disconnection between the lives of men and children. Covering more that twenty countries, including the USA, the countries of western Europe, and Japan, each essay in the volume is organizedaround an important theoretical or policy question; all offer new data analyses, and several offer prescriptions of how to fashion more equitable and humane family and gender systems. The second demographic transition and microeconomic theory of marital exchange are the dominant theoretical modelsconsidered; several chapters feature state-of-the-art quantitative analyses of large scale surveys.

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This volume focuses on the relationship between change in the family and change in the roles of women and men on contemporary industrial societies. Of central concern is whether change in gender roles has fuelled - or is merely historically coincident with - such changes in the family asrising divorce rates, increases in out-of-wedloc...

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This volume focuses on the relationship between change in the family and change in the roles of women and men in contemporary industrial societies. Of central concern is whether change in gender roles has fuelled - or is merely historically coincident with - such changes in the family as rising divorce rates, increases in out-of-wedloc...

Karen Oppenheim Mason is at East-West Centre, Hawaii. An-Magritt Jensen is at Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Oslo.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:338 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198289707

ISBN - 13:9780198289708

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