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