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Kamerman, Sheila B.

Overview
Works: 93 works in 395 publications in 1 language and 15,301 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Compiler, Other, Redactor, Contributor
Classifications: HV95, 306.87
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Most widely held works about Sheila B Kamerman
 
Most widely held works by Sheila B Kamerman
Privatization and the welfare state by Sheila B Kamerman( )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at the theory and practice of privatization in its broadest manifestations, the contributors to this volume scrutinize the combination of public and private initiatives that makes up the present U.S. social sector. As they discuss privatization both in production and delivery of services and in financing, they reveal complexities that have been ignored in recent ideological arguments. This book, while warning about political misuse of privatization, offers an unusually rigorous definition and theory of the concept and presents a number of case studies that show how public and private sectors variously cooperate, compete, or complement one another in social programs--and how various systems have accommodated to the privatization rhetoric that has come to the fore under the Reagan administration. The contributors are Marc Bendick, Jr., Evelyn Z. Brodkin, Arnold Gurin, Alfred J. Kahn, Sheila B. Kamerman, Michael O'Higgins, Martin Rein Richard Rose, Paul Starr, Mitchell Sviridoff, and Dennis Young. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Families that work : children in a changing world by Sheila B Kamerman( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this book investigate the current state of knowledge about how families, various formal and informal community institutions, the workplace, and the marketplace have adapted to changing patterns of labor force participation and related changes in family structure and with what consequences for children. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 documents established and emerging trends in labor force participation, family structure (especially the one-parent, female-headed family), income, and how children spend their time, and briefly discusses policy and research issues that have arisen from changing patterns of work. Part 2 reviews data and research findings on the way in which the workplace, families, and community institutions are responding to these social phenomena and their consequences for children. Particular focus is directed at the impact of parental work on the family as a socialization system and as an economic system; adaptation to a changing work force by employees in different-sized families and different types of organizations; and the relationship between parental employment and children's school achievement, school attainment, and perceptions of themselves and the world in which they live. Finally, part 3 presents conclusions concerning the current state of knowledge and recommendations for future research. (Author/MJL)
Maternity policies and working women by Sheila B Kamerman( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family policy : government and families in fourteen countries by Sheila B Kamerman( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of articles by scholars and policy makers from 14 countries presents multidisciplinary perspectives on the formation of national policy on families. Central topics common to many of the articles include: (1) the differences between policies aimed at affecting the family and policies which have other aims but which do influence the family; (2) national differences in attitudes toward formulating explicit national policies on the family; (3) the interrelationships between family policy and other social concerns such as child rearing, women's rights, population growth, the labor market and society's rights versus individuals' rights; (4) the problem of financing family policies; and (5) the reasons for and against having comprehensive national policies on the family. The articles, each focusing on a single country, are presented in three sections: countries with explicit, comprehensive family policies (France, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Norway, Sweden); countries with explicit but more narrowly focused family policies (Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, Poland, Finland, Denmark) and countries which have no explicit family policies and which reject such policies (the United Kingdom, Canada, Israel, the United States). Introductory and concluding essays by the editors define the major issues and concepts in the field of family policy. (Author/BH)
Mothers alone : strategies for a time of change by Sheila B Kamerman( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Single-mother families are becoming an increasingly large and diversified group in the United States and other industrialized countries. From the poor, uneducated, unskilled teenager to the middle-class professional mother by choice, single mothers and their children face serious economic and social difficulties. This timely and comprehensive volume considers public policy options that respond to the needs of single mothers and their children, particularly in the areas of income, work, and child care
Parenting in an unresponsive society : managing work and family life by Sheila B Kamerman( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not for the poor alone : European social services by Alfred J Kahn( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social services in the United States : policies and programs by Sheila B Kamerman( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child care : facing the hard choices by Alfred J Kahn( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of working parents : experiences and outcomes by Cheryl D Hayes( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report, a continuation of "Families That Work: Children in a Changing World," presents six papers which examine the effects of working parents on the socialization and intellectual development of children. Data were obtained from approximately 75 sources which met the following criteria: information from two or more relevant domains (government policies, the workforce, the family, etc.), large sample size, data on varied or special populations, sample drawn from more than one political jurisdiction or geographic region, longitudinal or cross-cohort designs, and machine readable data. Because of lack of data on fathers' employment, many analyses are limited to the consequences of maternal employment. The six papers analyze peer relationship in children of working parents; work status, television exposure, and educational outcomes; parental employment and the family-school relationship; children's access to support and services outside the school; and the effects of mothers' employment on adolescent and early adult outcomes. The general conclusion is that parental employment is not a uniform condition with consistent effects on all children in all families. Income, race, and family structure as well as the special characteristics of the child and the supportive services available to the family seem to be far more important than whether their mothers work in determining how children develop. Specific research needs and a compendium of existing data sources are included. (Kc)
Child care, family benefits, and working parents : a study in comparative policy by Sheila B Kamerman( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting right : how America neglects its youngest children and what we can do about it by Sheila B Kamerman( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on their own studies and all the latest research, the authors show that this investment in our children's early years is ultimately cheaper in both financial and human terms than the alternatives we live with now. For example, in 1950, when Finland was just establishing its healthcare system, the infant mortality rate was 43.5 per 1,000 live births. The Finnish system emphasizes free and universal access to healthcare for all citizens, including family planning services, prenatal care, and home visits by nurses to families with newborns. Contagious childhood diseases have now been virtually eliminated, and by 1990 the infant mortality rate had plunged to 5.5 per 1,000, making Finland the world leader in the conquest of infant mortality
The responsive workplace : employers and a changing labor force by Sheila B Kamerman( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the American workforce has changed in recent years to accommodate an increasing number of working parents, the workplace itself must also adapt. Sheila Kamerman and Alfred Kahn, two of the most respected authorities on work and the American family, explore in this study the ways in which the workplace has responded to social change. They examine innovations in the workplace as well as enduring concerns-fringe benefits, day care and other services, and employers' policies at the workplace. And, they assess employers' adequacy in assisting parents of young children to manage simultaneously their work and family roles. In doing so, Kamerman and Kahn separate over-optimistic "wish lists" from reality, and mere claims of certain effects from observed results. They also look at some critical benefits and services in detail, delineating which are useful and practical. The authors consider whether a workplace-based pattern of provision will meet everyone's needs and, if not, what alternatives are possible. While endorsing a serious role for employers, they stress that government must also take a role in respect to families of working parents
The politics of parental leave policies : children, parenting, gender and the labour market( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title covers 15 countries in Europe and beyond bringing together leading academic experts to provide a unique insight into the past, present and future state of this key policy area
Social services in international perspective : the emergence of the sixth system by Alfred J Kahn( Book )

21 editions published between 1900 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From child welfare to child well-being : an international perspective on knowledge in the service of policy making by Sheila B Kamerman( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique volume is an outstanding tribute to Al Kahn one of the most influential researchers on children welfare in the 20th century and an impressive collection of 23 chapters written by leading researchers in the field. The book provides an exceptional opportunity to "experience" the history of the last 50 years of child welfare as well as its current status and future. The book chapters take us through the movement, from a deficit-oriented policy to a developmental model, from a targeted and selective strategy to a universal approach, from
Family change and family policies in Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child support : from debt collection to social policy( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helping America's families by Alfred J Kahn( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child advocacy : report of a national baseline study by Alfred J Kahn( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study defines child advocacy and considers what it can and should become. The contents of the study are divided into the following chapters: Background of Child Advocacy; National Picture; Proposed Focus for Child Advocacy; Advocacy in Action; Program Variables and Search for Results; Overview and Recommendations. The project, supported by a grant from the Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, indicates that many activities and projects which are labeled child advocacy are in no sense new or different from what has occurred in the children's field for a long time. The study defines the unique activity called child advocacy as intervention on behalf of children with those services and institutions that serve children or impinge on their lives. It is action that focuses on transactions between individuals and institutions or among institutions as they determine the immediate circumstances of children and families. These services and institutions begin where the family leaves off. Whereas child welfare's primary concern is interventionwith secondary institutions such as schools, juvenile courts, health programs and child welfare programs. Child advocacy is thus a shorthand term for advocacy on behalf of families and children. (Wsk)
 
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Maternity policies and working women
Alternative Names
Kamerman, Sheila B.

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Mothers alone : strategies for a time of changeChild care : facing the hard choicesStarting right : how America neglects its youngest children and what we can do about itThe responsive workplace : employers and a changing labor forceThe politics of parental leave policies : children, parenting, gender and the labour marketFrom child welfare to child well-being : an international perspective on knowledge in the service of policy makingFamily change and family policies in Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and the United StatesHelping America's families