No Exit: What Parents Owe Their Children and What Society Owes Parents by Anne L. AlstottNo Exit: What Parents Owe Their Children and What Society Owes Parents by Anne L. Alstott

No Exit: What Parents Owe Their Children and What Society Owes Parents

byAnne L. Alstott

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In order to create a more secure world for children and their parents, Anne Alstott argues, we must fundamentally change the way we think about parents' obligations to children--and about society's obligations to parents. Drawing on the same innovative thinking that propelled her and BruceAckerman's influential work The Stakeholder Society, Alstott proposes a solution both pragmatic and controversial. She outlines two unsentimental proposals intended to improve parents' economic options while respecting every individual's own choices about how best to combine paid work andchild-rearing. Rejecting both state paternalism and easy libertarianism, Alstott's proposals are bold and unapologetic in their implications.

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Anne L. Alstott is a Professor of Law at Yale University. Prior to her work at Yale, she worked as a lawyer for the U.S. Treasury Department and for a Wall Street law firm. She has written numerous articles on social welfare policy and tax policy, and is co-author with Bruce Ackerman of The Stakeholder Society.
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Title:No Exit: What Parents Owe Their Children and What Society Owes ParentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 5.71 × 8.82 × 0.98 inPublished:December 29, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart 1 - Why Continuity of Care is Important for Children - and Costly for Parents1. 1 What is Continuity of Care?2. The Cost of Continuity for Parents' LivesPart II - Why Society Imposes the "No Exit" Obligation - and What Society Owes Parents as a Result3. Should Society Expect Parents to Provide Continuity of Care?4. No Exit and Parental AutonomyPart III - New Programs to Assist Parents5. Caretaker Resources Accounts6. A Closer Look at Caretaker Resource Accounts7. Life-Planning Insurance: Extra Help for Parents of Ill or Disabled ChildrenPart IV - Why Workplace Programs Aren't Enough8. Parents and Paid Work9. Practical Limitations of the Family-Friendly WorkplacePart V - Implementation10. Implementing Caretaker Resource Accounts11. Implementing Life- Planning Insurance for ParentsConclusionNotesReferencesIndex

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"Alstott succeeds in making an extremely compelling case: public policy can do a much better job rewarding and supporting modern day mothers and fathers who provide indispensable care for children. A powerful and timely book."--Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of Creating A Life