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This article examines the role of women as perpetrators of violence in intimate relationships with male partners, lesbian partners, children, and elderly relatives. It discusses the relationship between gender and power, why women abuse loved ones, and the contribution of gender-related factors...
Advances in reproductive technologies have greatly improved the chance that infertile women can become mothers. This article describes these biomedical and technological advances and discusses the ethical dilemmas that have arisen as a result of them.
This article describes a management-planning procedure, based on a feminist perspective, for highlighting the short- and long-term consequences of parenthood for teenage mothers. It presents examples of how educational and employment programs have used this procedure to become more client...
The term feminization of poverty was coined to capture the increasing rates of poverty among mother-only families. More recently, it has been used to draw attention to the failure of men to provide support for their former wives by emphasizing the enforcement of child-support legislation. The...
This article explores the tensions and contradictions between feminist values and ideology and the values and realities of direct practice. It presents a series of personal and professional dilemmas that emerge when social workers attempt to implement their feminist values in a practice arena....
The current effort to use social policy to restore the traditional nuclear family reflects deep-seated fears about the changing structure of the middle-class family, as well as distrust of the caretaking capacity of the poor. The concepts of the family ethic and social reproduction are used to...
This article compares the current approach to family policy in the United States with Sweden's family policy, focusing on the connection between family supports and labor market policy. The goal is to clarify the real impact of Swedish family policy on women and the limitations of the approach...
Many observers of contemporary American family life view current sociodemographic and psychological trends in family affairs with alarm, as evidence of an irrevocable "decline" in the viability of "the" family as the fundamental "building block" of American social orga nization and development....
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