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The Resource Family economics and public policy, 1800s-present : how laws, incentives, and social programs drive family decision-making and the US economy, Megan McDonald Way

Family economics and public policy, 1800s-present : how laws, incentives, and social programs drive family decision-making and the US economy, Megan McDonald Way

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Family economics and public policy, 1800s-present : how laws, incentives, and social programs drive family decision-making and the US economy
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Family economics and public policy, 1800s-present
Title remainder
how laws, incentives, and social programs drive family decision-making and the US economy
Statement of responsibility
Megan McDonald Way
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explores family economic decision-making in the United States from the nineteenth century through present day, specifically looking at the relationship between family resource allocation decisions and government policy. It examines how families have responded to incentives and constraints established by diverse federal and state policies and laws, including the regulation of marriage and of female labor force participation, child labor and education policies--including segregation--social welfare programs, and more. The goal of this book is to present family economic decisions throughout US history in a way that contextualizes where the US economy and the families that drive it have been. It goes on to discuss the role public policies have played in that journey, where we need to go from here, and how public policies can help us get there. At a time when American families are more complex than ever before, this volume will educate readers on the often unrecognized role that government policies have on our family lives, and the uncelebrated role that family economic decision-making has on the future of the US economy
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Way, Megan McDonald,
Dewey number
330.9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave Studies in American Economic History
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Home economics
  • Political planning
  • Families
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Family economics and public policy, 1800s-present : how laws, incentives, and social programs drive family decision-making and the US economy, Megan McDonald Way
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Intro; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; Chapter 1 Introduction: Public Policy and Family Economics in US History; Introduction; Child Labor Laws and Compulsory Schooling-Imposing Constraints on Families; The Homestead Act-Lowering the Price of Land; Married Women's Property Acts -Changing Property Rights of Family Members; Family Economic Life and the Greater US Economy; Chapter 2 Families: Economic Functions and Decision-Making; Introduction; Defining Family; The Economic Functions of Family; Creating Human Capital; Creating Social Capital; Household Production
  • Creating Economies of Scale and Providing Public GoodsConsumption and Savings Decisions; Risk-Sharing and Self-Insurance; Three Economic Models-Three Assumptions About Decision-Making; Altruism; Bargaining; Exchange; Public Policy and the Three Models; Conclusion; Chapter 3 The Path of US Fertility: Micro Decisions with Macro Consequences; Introduction; The US Economy and Population Growth from 1850 to 2016; The Path of US Fertility and Population-Related Policy; The Micro Decision: Demand for Children; Costs; Benefits; Income Constraint; Assumptions; Past Policies and Fertility
  • Policies That Extended Childhood-Increasing the Cost of ChildrenContraception and Abortion Laws-Increasing the Cost of Controlling Fertility; Immigration Policy-Supplementing the Native-Born Population; The Macro Consequences of Slowing Population Growth; Macroeconomic Decline; Social Program Erosion; Slipping from a Leadership Role in World Economy; Policies That Could Increase the Demand for Children; Reducing the Cost of Children and Increasing Parental Income; Increasing the Benefits of Children; What if the Government Wanted to Discourage Fertility?; Conclusion
  • Chapter 4 Private and Public Investments in Children: Creating the Human Capital to Meet US Economic NeedsIntroduction; Human Capital and Development of the US Macro Economy; Private and Public Economic Decision-Making and Education; The Family's Investment; The Public's Investment; Evolution of the US Education System; Primary and Secondary Schooling; Schooling in the Segregated South; Late Twentieth Century Reforms; Higher Education; Past Policies and Family Educational Investments; Local Funding and Control in K-12 Education-Creating Disparate and Unequal Benefits of Education
  • De Jure Segregation-Intentional Reduction of the Payoff to Education for African AmericansThe G.I. Bill-Lowering the Costs of Education for Veterans; Potential Policies Looking Forward; Universal Preschool-Increasing the Benefits of Primary Education; School Choice Voucher Programs-Decreasing the Costs of Private Education for Families, While Tightening Revenue Constraints on Public Schools; "Free" Community College-Lowering Costs with Some Unintended Consequences; Conclusion; Chapter 5 Labor Force Participation and Home Production: Evolving Rights, Roles, and Opportunities for Women and Men
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9781137439635
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Label
Family economics and public policy, 1800s-present : how laws, incentives, and social programs drive family decision-making and the US economy, Megan McDonald Way
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Intro; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; Chapter 1 Introduction: Public Policy and Family Economics in US History; Introduction; Child Labor Laws and Compulsory Schooling-Imposing Constraints on Families; The Homestead Act-Lowering the Price of Land; Married Women's Property Acts -Changing Property Rights of Family Members; Family Economic Life and the Greater US Economy; Chapter 2 Families: Economic Functions and Decision-Making; Introduction; Defining Family; The Economic Functions of Family; Creating Human Capital; Creating Social Capital; Household Production
  • Creating Economies of Scale and Providing Public GoodsConsumption and Savings Decisions; Risk-Sharing and Self-Insurance; Three Economic Models-Three Assumptions About Decision-Making; Altruism; Bargaining; Exchange; Public Policy and the Three Models; Conclusion; Chapter 3 The Path of US Fertility: Micro Decisions with Macro Consequences; Introduction; The US Economy and Population Growth from 1850 to 2016; The Path of US Fertility and Population-Related Policy; The Micro Decision: Demand for Children; Costs; Benefits; Income Constraint; Assumptions; Past Policies and Fertility
  • Policies That Extended Childhood-Increasing the Cost of ChildrenContraception and Abortion Laws-Increasing the Cost of Controlling Fertility; Immigration Policy-Supplementing the Native-Born Population; The Macro Consequences of Slowing Population Growth; Macroeconomic Decline; Social Program Erosion; Slipping from a Leadership Role in World Economy; Policies That Could Increase the Demand for Children; Reducing the Cost of Children and Increasing Parental Income; Increasing the Benefits of Children; What if the Government Wanted to Discourage Fertility?; Conclusion
  • Chapter 4 Private and Public Investments in Children: Creating the Human Capital to Meet US Economic NeedsIntroduction; Human Capital and Development of the US Macro Economy; Private and Public Economic Decision-Making and Education; The Family's Investment; The Public's Investment; Evolution of the US Education System; Primary and Secondary Schooling; Schooling in the Segregated South; Late Twentieth Century Reforms; Higher Education; Past Policies and Family Educational Investments; Local Funding and Control in K-12 Education-Creating Disparate and Unequal Benefits of Education
  • De Jure Segregation-Intentional Reduction of the Payoff to Education for African AmericansThe G.I. Bill-Lowering the Costs of Education for Veterans; Potential Policies Looking Forward; Universal Preschool-Increasing the Benefits of Primary Education; School Choice Voucher Programs-Decreasing the Costs of Private Education for Families, While Tightening Revenue Constraints on Public Schools; "Free" Community College-Lowering Costs with Some Unintended Consequences; Conclusion; Chapter 5 Labor Force Participation and Home Production: Evolving Rights, Roles, and Opportunities for Women and Men
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on1051140780
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137439635
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unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1051140780

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