This volume tackles key issues in the changing nature of family life from a global perspective, and is essential reading for those studying and working with families.
- Covers changes in couple relationships and the challenges these pose; parenting practices and their implications for child development; key contemporary global issues, such as migration, poverty, and the internet, and their impact on the family; and the role of the state in supporting family relationships
- Includes a stellar cast of international contributors such as Paul Amato and John Coleman, and contributions from leading experts based in North Africa, Japan, Australia and New Zealand
- Discusses topics such as cohabitation, divorce, single-parent households, same-sex partnerships, fertility, and domestic violence
- Links research and practice and provides policy recommendations at the end of each chapter
Keywords: Couples & Family Clinical Psychology, Psychology, family life, adolescents, parents, children, poverty, divorce, separation, one-parent households, dual income families, same-sex partnerships