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Bane, Mary Jo

Works: 60 works in 195 publications in 2 languages and 14,492 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: HQ536, 370.1930973
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Most widely held works by Mary Jo Bane
Welfare realities : from rhetoric to reform by Mary Jo Bane( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topic of welfare arouses a flood of emotional and often knee-jerk reactions - allegations of gross abuse and corruption, accounts of bureaucratic nightmares, pronouncements of moral outrage, and not a few ill-concealed racial stereotypes. In this book, two of the leading experts uncover the reality of welfare and point the way to practical and thoughtful new policies. The authors cover a very broad landscape, ranging from the nature of welfare administration to the duration and dynamics of welfare to explanations for welfare "dependency" to policy proposals, both modest and bold. They attempt what is nearly impossible: to examine welfare, its recipients, its providers, and the swirl of policy ideas with calm and clarity. Concentrating on the program called AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children), they examine the demographics of the populations receiving assistance, the duration of that aid - who receives benefits for a long time and who only briefly, during important transitional periods - and the prospects facing AFDC recipients within the current administrative culture. The authors identify three models that have been used to explain "welfare dependency" and test them against an accumulating body of evidence. They offer suggestions for identifying potential long-term recipients so that resources can be targeted to encourage self-sufficiency. Finally, the authors present recommendations for changing the current welfare system. Welfare realities is must-reading for policy analysts and policymakers, and of great interest to everyone who wants to know: can the current system be reformed - or should it be replaced?
Here to stay : American families in the twentieth century by Mary Jo Bane( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nation's families, 1960-1990 by George S Masnick( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Family Outlook Report provides a detailed analysis of trends in the nation's population, household composition, family structure, and women's working patterns from 1960 to 1990 and describes the implications of these trends for American society. The behavior of groups of individuals born in the same years were followed as they grew older. Among the major findings on changing aspects of the American family are: (1) the low marriage, high divorce, and low fertility rates of today's generation of young adults are consistent with pre-1940 trends, but inconsistent with the pattern of their parents' generation; (2) households made up of married couples will increase only slightly in number between now and 1990, while other types of households will increase dramatically; (3) fewer households will have children present; (4) more wives are working, but their contribution to family income remains small; and (5) a revolution in the impact of women's work on society is approaching. Numerous figures and tables are included. (Author/JA)
The "Inequality" controversy : schooling and distributive justice by Donald M Levine( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The State and the poor in the 1980s( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and American democracy by Hugh Heclo( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity, not religion in general, has been important for American democracy. With this bold thesis, Hugh Heclo offers a panoramic view of how Christianity and democracy have shaped each other. Heclo shows that amid deeply felt religious differences, a Protestant colonial society gradually convinced itself of the truly Christian reasons for, as well as the enlightened political advantages of, religious liberty. By the mid-twentieth century, American democracy and Christianity appeared locked in a mutual embrace. But it was a problematic union vulnerable to fundamental challenge in the Sixties. Despite the subsequent rise of the religious right and glib talk of a conservative Republican theocracy, Heclo sees a longer-term, reciprocal estrangement between Christianity and American democracy. Responding to his challenging argument, Mary Jo Bane, Michael Kazin, and Alan Wolfe criticize, qualify, and amend it. Heclo's rejoinder suggests why both secularists and Christians should worry about a coming rupture between the Christian and democratic faiths. The result is a lively debate about a momentous tension in American public life
Lifting up the poor : a dialogue on religion, poverty & welfare reform by Mary Jo Bane( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who will provide? : the changing role of religion in American social welfare( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and public policy : cases and comments( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life, death, and in-between on the U.S.-Mexico border : así es la vida( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty and poverty alleviation strategies in North America( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focus on the family : new images of parents and children in the 1980's by Mary Jo Bane( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present and future of the American family are discussed in a collection of four papers. The first paper, by Mary Jo Bane, identifies trends in demographic and structural features of families, including fertility rates, marriage trends, divorce rates, household headship rates, and the proportion of women in the labor force. Societies' changing expectations and images of fatherhood are examined in the second paper, by James A. Levine. The third paper, by Carol Gilligan, discusses the changing nature of relationships between men and women in the 1980's, especially with respect to cooperation and conflict. In the last paper Michael Lamb focuses on the parental roles implicit in several nontraditional family styles, such as dual career/dual worker, single parent, and role-sharing families, and reviews the effects of paternal involvement on child development. (Author/JA)
The dynamics of dependence : the routes to self-sufficiency by Mary Jo Bane( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slipping into and out of poverty : the dynamics of spells by Mary Jo Bane( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the dynamics of poverty. Previous analyses of the dynamics of poverty have either examined only fluctuations in the male heads earnings or looked at the frequency of poverty periods over a fixed time frame. We argue that a more appropriate way to understand the dynamics of poverty is to define spells of poverty. Using this methodology we find that the majority of poor persons at any point in time are in fact in the midst of a rather long spell of poverty. The methodology also allows us to estimate the extent to which poverty spell beginnings and endings are associated with changes in income or changes in family structure. Less than 40 percent of poverty spell beginnings seem to be caused by a drop in the heads earnings, while 60 percent of endings occur when the head's earnings increase. As a result we argue that to understand the causes and potential remedies for poverty, researchers must focus on household formation decisions and on the behavior of so called secondary family members
Reflections on the Jesuit mission to China by Kenneth James Winston( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child care in the United States( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inequality : a reassessment of the effect of family and schooling in America by Christopher Jencks( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The results and interpretation of three years of research into inequality are presented in this book. Chapters cover these topics: (1) from equal opportunity to equal results; (2) inequality in the schools--access to schools and colleges, expenditure differences between schools and individuals, access to privileged school mates, and access to fast classes and college curriculums; (3) inequality in cognitive skills--the nature and extent of cognitive inequality, the heredity/environment controversy, schooling and cognitive inequality; (4) a note on noncognitive traits; (5) inequality in educational attainment--the effects of economic background, race, and family background, academic aptitude and academic credentials, and the effects of school quality, high school resources, segregation, and curriculum placement; (6) inequality in occupational status; (7) income inequality; (8) inequality in job satisfaction; and (9) what can be done. Estimating the heritability of iq scores and path models of intergenerational mobility are discussed in two appendices, and a layman's guide to statistical terms is provided in a third. A lengthy list of references is also provided. (Km)
The impact of AFDC on family structure and living arrangements by David T Ellwood( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty politics and policy by Mary Jo Bane( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking faith seriously by Mary Jo Bane( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether simply uneasy or downright hostile, the relation between religion and liberal democracy in this country has long been vexed and complex--and crucial to what America is and aspires to be. Amid increasingly contentious exchanges over fundamentalism, abortion rights, secularism, and pluralism, this book reminds us of the critical role that religion plays in the health and well-being of a democracy. A healthy democracy draws strength from a rich civic and social life, many forms of which are religious. Moreover, these contributions are anchored in the intrinsic commitments of faith, commitments that extend over time, linking generations past and present. Strengthening these commitments and practices, the authors suggest, will also fortify pluralistic civil society and democratic participation. Their book provides the analytical tools and historical perspective for building and reinforcing such a constructive engagement between religion and liberal democracy--and for understanding the ongoing dialogue between secular political philosophy and communities of faith. Taking Faith Seriously offers nine case studies that describe the multiple and subtle roles that religion plays on many levels in our civic life: increasing moral and social "capital," inspiring citizens to serve their neighbors, building relationships across barriers of race and income, and providing a moral vision of what kind of society we are called to be
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The nation's families, 1960-1990
Alternative Names
Bane, Mary Sanchez-.

Sánchez-Bane, Mary

ベイン, メアリイ・J

English (149)

Japanese (2)

The nation's families, 1960-1990The State and the poor in the 1980sChristianity and American democracyLifting up the poor : a dialogue on religion, poverty & welfare reformWho will provide? : the changing role of religion in American social welfareGender and public policy : cases and commentsLife, death, and in-between on the U.S.-Mexico border : así es la vidaPoverty and poverty alleviation strategies in North AmericaTaking faith seriously