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By Margaret F. Brinig

In the wake of giant social and financial alterations, the extended family has misplaced its dominance, either as an incredible and in perform. a few welcome this shift, whereas others see civilization itself in peril—but few circulate past ideology to boost a nuanced figuring out of the way households functionality in society. during this provocative ebook, Margaret F. Brinig attracts on examine from a number of disciplines to provide a particular learn of relatives dynamics and social policy.

Concentrating on criminal reform, Brinig examines a number of topics, together with cohabitation, custody, grandparent visitation, and family violence. She concludes that traditional felony reforms and the social courses they engender forget about social capital: the belief and help given to households by way of a group. conventional households generate even more social capital than nontraditional ones, Brinig concludes, which results in transparent rewards for the youngsters. Firmly grounded in empirical learn, Family, legislations, and Community argues that kinfolk coverage can simply be potent whether it is guided by means of an realizing of the significance of social capital and the benefits held through households that accrue it.

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