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For Richer, For Poorer : Mothers Confront Divorce

By: Kurz, Demie.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Perspectives on Gender: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (551 p.).ISBN: 9781317722021.Subject(s): Divorced mothers -- United States -- Social conditions | Divorced women -- United States -- Psychology | Divorced women -- United States -- Social conditions | Divored mothers -- United States -- Psychology | Separation (Psychology)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: For Richer, For Poorer : Mothers Confront DivorceDDC classification: 306.89/082 | 306.89082 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Listening to Women; 2. Understanding Divorce and Divorced Women; Divorce as Decline; Women, Marriage, and Divorce; Causes of the Rising Divorce Rate; Gender and Marriage; Race and Class Factors in Contemporary Marriages; The Effects of Divorce on Women and Children; The Law; Women's Participation in the Labor Force; State Welfare Legislation and Social Policy; Women of the Study; The Sample; Designating Social Classes; Conclusion; 3. How Marriages End; Reasons for Divorce
Personal DissatisfactionViolence; Hard-Living; Other Women; Other Reasons for Ending Marriage; Violence in Marriage and at Separation; Causes of Violence; Women's Use of Violence; Conclusion; 4. Coping with Divorce; The Economic Status of these Divorced Mothers; Economic Losses; Middle-Class Mothers; Working-class Mothers; Poverty-level Mothers; Coping with Financial Hardship; Help from Families; Second Jobs; Social Welfare Programs; Coping with Social and Emotional Difficulties; Strategies for Dealing with Stress and Emotional Pain; Conclusion; 5. Dividing Resources
Recent Reforms in the Child-Support SystemReforms in Child-support Enforcement; Child Support Guidelines; Problems in Negotiating for and Enforcing Child Support orders; Lawyers and Legal Assistance; Evasion; Feeling Fearful and Avoiding Conflict; Ex-husband's Inability to Pay; Other Factors; A Proposal for change; 6. Mothers Negotiate for Custody and Visitation; Background on Disputes over Custody and Visitation; Custody; Why So Many Women Have Custody; Women without Custody Agreements; Fears and Conflicts over Custody Agreements; Visitation
Positive Relationships between Fathers and ChildrenMore Visitation; Less Visitation; No Visitation; Women's Prevention of Visitation; Conclusion; 7. Women and Children at Divorce; Women's Reaction to Divorce; Women Who Spoke Positively About Being Divorced; Women Who Spoke Negatively About Being Divorced; Remarriage and Dating; Problems of Dating; The Situation of Divorced Women; Children; Mothers Report Positive Reactions; Mothers Report No Problems; Mothers Report Concerns About Children's Well-Being; Conclusion; 8. Conclusion; Women's Views of Marriage and Divorce
Social Policy and Family Life after DivorcePromoting the Economic Well-Being of Divorced Women with Children and other Single Mothers; The Allocation of Private Resources at Divorce; Financial Resources: Work and the State; The Future of the Family; Methodological Appendix; Notes; References; Index
Summary: For Richer, For Poorer provides a new perspective on the impact of divorce on women. Based on interviews with a random sample of divorced mothers, this book identifies their real concerns: inadequate resources from their ex-husbands and the state, and unequal social policies. Presenting accounts of how they manage the divorce process, divorced women of diverse background describe their attempts to rebuild their own lives and those of their families. Demie Kurz proposes a reversal of policies which penalize the single-parent family by failing to provide mothers and children with adequate resour
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Listening to Women; 2. Understanding Divorce and Divorced Women; Divorce as Decline; Women, Marriage, and Divorce; Causes of the Rising Divorce Rate; Gender and Marriage; Race and Class Factors in Contemporary Marriages; The Effects of Divorce on Women and Children; The Law; Women's Participation in the Labor Force; State Welfare Legislation and Social Policy; Women of the Study; The Sample; Designating Social Classes; Conclusion; 3. How Marriages End; Reasons for Divorce

Personal DissatisfactionViolence; Hard-Living; Other Women; Other Reasons for Ending Marriage; Violence in Marriage and at Separation; Causes of Violence; Women's Use of Violence; Conclusion; 4. Coping with Divorce; The Economic Status of these Divorced Mothers; Economic Losses; Middle-Class Mothers; Working-class Mothers; Poverty-level Mothers; Coping with Financial Hardship; Help from Families; Second Jobs; Social Welfare Programs; Coping with Social and Emotional Difficulties; Strategies for Dealing with Stress and Emotional Pain; Conclusion; 5. Dividing Resources

Recent Reforms in the Child-Support SystemReforms in Child-support Enforcement; Child Support Guidelines; Problems in Negotiating for and Enforcing Child Support orders; Lawyers and Legal Assistance; Evasion; Feeling Fearful and Avoiding Conflict; Ex-husband's Inability to Pay; Other Factors; A Proposal for change; 6. Mothers Negotiate for Custody and Visitation; Background on Disputes over Custody and Visitation; Custody; Why So Many Women Have Custody; Women without Custody Agreements; Fears and Conflicts over Custody Agreements; Visitation

Positive Relationships between Fathers and ChildrenMore Visitation; Less Visitation; No Visitation; Women's Prevention of Visitation; Conclusion; 7. Women and Children at Divorce; Women's Reaction to Divorce; Women Who Spoke Positively About Being Divorced; Women Who Spoke Negatively About Being Divorced; Remarriage and Dating; Problems of Dating; The Situation of Divorced Women; Children; Mothers Report Positive Reactions; Mothers Report No Problems; Mothers Report Concerns About Children's Well-Being; Conclusion; 8. Conclusion; Women's Views of Marriage and Divorce

Social Policy and Family Life after DivorcePromoting the Economic Well-Being of Divorced Women with Children and other Single Mothers; The Allocation of Private Resources at Divorce; Financial Resources: Work and the State; The Future of the Family; Methodological Appendix; Notes; References; Index

For Richer, For Poorer provides a new perspective on the impact of divorce on women. Based on interviews with a random sample of divorced mothers, this book identifies their real concerns: inadequate resources from their ex-husbands and the state, and unequal social policies. Presenting accounts of how they manage the divorce process, divorced women of diverse background describe their attempts to rebuild their own lives and those of their families. Demie Kurz proposes a reversal of policies which penalize the single-parent family by failing to provide mothers and children with adequate resour

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Demie Kurz is Co-Director of the Women's Studies Program and has an appointment in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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