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Cherlin, Andrew J. 1948-

Works: 60 works in 227 publications in 4 languages and 9,717 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Andrew J Cherlin
The new American grandparent : a place in the family, a life apart by Andrew J Cherlin( )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage, divorce, remarriage by Andrew J Cherlin( Book )

29 editions published between 1198 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage" explores Americans' ambivalence toward marriage: we continue to value it highly, but we also marry later, dissolve the marriages we make more readily, and are more reluctant to remarry than ever before. In a revision and enlargement, Andrew Cherlin examines the course of family life in America, including cohabitation, marriage, divorce and remarriage, from the end of World War II through the early 1990s. He also assesses the causes and consequences of these trends, ranging from the anomaly of the 1950s, when marriage rose, divorce declined, and couples had large families, to the rapid increase in cohabitation and single life. For this edition, Cherlin has updated all of the graphs and tables, and presented new findings on cohabitation and its relationship to marriage. He has also completely rewritten the chapter on black-white differences. It is now an essay on one of the most troubling public policy issues: the relations among race, poverty, and marriage. And in a new chapter, he explores the meaning of marriage in our society
The marriage-go-round : the state of marriage and the family in America today by Andrew J Cherlin( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's Description: From one of the nation's leading experts on the American family, a book that explores the state of marriage in America today; its evolution culturally; and with regard to religion and the law, how and why the present state of marriage-a merry-go-round of partnerships-developed, and the implications for parents and children. During Andrew J. Cherlin's three decades of study and analysis of family life, he came to see that marriage in the United States was different than in other Western countries-Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand-in a way that no one was writing about. He realized that marriage in America, unlike in other countries in the world, was seen as a cultural ideal, and the U.S. government was spending money to promote its continuation. The institution of marriage had become a social and political battlefield. Cherlin writes that Americans marry more repeatedly and have more live-in partners; that marriage and remarriage, frequent divorce, and short-term cohabiting relationships have resulted in a core upheaval in American family life; and that American children have been left to cope with the frequent and disruptive comings and goings of parents. He writes that Americans have come to embrace two contradictory models of personal and family life: marriage, a formal commitment to share one's life with another; and individualism, which emphasizes personal growth and development. The former promotes a lasting relationship; the latter encourages one to move on. Each model is culturally reinforced by two basic, powerful institutions: religion and law. Cherlin writes about the inconsistency of American religion and law with regard to family life. He argues that contemporary religion, although supportive of marriage, embraces the quest for self-development. And he makes clear that family law, which used to be centered on marriage, is today focused on the individual and his or her obligations to children
Divided families : what happens to children when parents part by Frank F Furstenberg( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the effects of divorce on children and their parents
The changing American family and public policy by Andrew J Cherlin( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings a social science perspective to bear on family change and family policy; identifies the determinants of change; and analyzes the role that government has played and can play in affecting the course of family life. Trends are examined from the perspective of children, mothers, and fathers. The book is comprised of the following chapters (by the following authors): (1) "The Changing American Family and Public Policy" (Andrew J. Cherlin); (2) "Recent Trends in the Well-Being of Children in the United States and Their Implications for Public Policy" (Nicholas Zill and Carolyn C. Rogers); (3) "Family Change and Adolescent Well-Being: a Reexamination of U.S. Trends" (Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr. And Gretchen A. Condran); (4) "Toward a Family Policy: Changes in Mothers' Lives" (Cynthia Fuchs Epstein); (5) "Good Dads-Bad Dads: Two Faces of Fatherhood" (Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr.); and (6) "The Links between Government Policy and Family Structure: What Matters and What Doesn't" (Mary Jo Bane and Paul A. Jargowsky). Data are illustrated on 55 tables and figures. Each chapter includes a list of references. Information about the authors is appended. (Bjv)
Public and private families : an introduction by Andrew J Cherlin( Book )

41 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers readers the chance to better understand how the "significance of families extends beyond personal experience today as in the past, the family is the site of not only private decisions, but also activities that matter to our society as a whole."
Labor's love lost : the rise and fall of the working-class family in America by Andrew J Cherlin( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor's Love Lost offers a historical assessment of the rise and fall of working-class families in America, demonstrating how momentous social and economic transformations have contributed to the collapse of this one-stable social class and what this seismic cultural shift means for the nation's future. Drawing from more than a hundred years of census data, noted sociologist Andrew Cherlin shows that the primary problem of the fall of the working-class family from its mid-twentieth century peak is not that the male-breadwinner family has declined, but that nothing stable has replaced it. The breakdown of a stable family structure has serious consequences for low-income families, particularly for children, many of whom underperform in school, thereby reducing their future employment prospects and perpetuating an intergenerational cycle of economic disadvantage. Cherlin's investigation of today's "would-be working class" shines a much-needed spotlight on the struggling middle of our society
Public and private families : a reader by Andrew J Cherlin( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reader examines the family through two lenses--the familiar private family, in which we live our personal lives, and the public family, in which we deal with broader societal issues, such as raising the next generation, and the care of the elderly. Consequently, these readings look both at intimate, personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families. The reader corresponds exactly to and is published concurrent with Cherlin's textbook Public and Private Families: An Introduction; both the textbook and the reader have 15 same-named chapters
Census and identity : the politics of race, ethnicity, and language in national census by David I Kertzer( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many countries pigeon-hole people within racial, ethnic, and language categories - with important implications for people's own identities and life chances, and for national political and social processes. This book reviews categorizing efforts by the state, illustrating the case with studies from a range of countries
Geteilte Familien by Frank F Furstenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variations in marriage patterns in central Thailand by Andrew J Cherlin( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the marriage patterns in Central Thailand. Presents evidence of the complexity of family change in a developing society, of the diversity of traditional patterns, the different directions of change, and the variations in current patterns of marriage of daughters
Welfare, Children, and Families : a Three-City Study, Wave 3, 2005-2006 by Ronald Angel( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This data collection is the third wave of an intensive study in Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio, which was initiated to assess the well-being of low-income children and families in the post-welfare reform era. The project investigates the strategies families have used to respond to reform, in terms of employment, schooling or other forms of training, residential mobility, and fertility. Central to this project is a focus on how these strategies affect children's lives, with an emphasis on their health and development as well as their need for, and use of, social services. For the first wave of the study, between March 1999 and December 1999, a random sample of approximately 2,400 households with children in low-income neighborhoods in Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio were selected for interviews. Forty percent of the families interviewed were receiving cash welfare payments at the time of the interview. Each household had a child aged 0 to 4 or aged 10 to 14 at the time of the interview. The child and the child's primary female caregiver are the focus of the study. Extensive baseline information was gathered at the initial personal interview with the caregivers, tested younger children were assessed, and older children were interviewed. All interviews were conducted in-person using a computerized instrument. The third wave of data collection took place between February 2005 and January 2006, when the focal children were aged 5 to 10 or aged 15 to 20. Between May 2005 and May 2006, interviews were conducted with the teachers of the focal children. Cf.:
Mars Hill audio journal 99 : September/October 2009( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family structure, early sexual behaviour and premarital births by Lawrence Wu( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shape of the American family in the year 2000 by Andrew J Cherlin( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are Jewish families different? by Andrew J Cherlin( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and economic determinants of marital separation by Andrew J Cherlin( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employment, income, marriage, and divorce in two cohorts of women by Andrew J Cherlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family policy( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jia po ren"wang" : Mei guo she hui jia ting wen ti fen xi by Wilhelm Egon Fürstenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe cheng gong di bing ji ju quan wei di tan tao le li hun, Zai hun dui jia ting cheng yuan de ying xiang, Te bie fen xi le fu mu fen shou dui hai zi de ying xiang, Bing wei fu mu, Er nü ru he shi ying jia ting huan jing bian hua ti gong le jian yi
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Marriage, divorce, remarriage
Marriage, divorce, remarriageThe marriage-go-round : the state of marriage and the family in America todayDivided families : what happens to children when parents partThe changing American family and public policyPublic and private families : an introductionPublic and private families : a reader
Alternative Names
Cherlin, Andrew

English (169)

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