New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2004
Welfare caseloads in the United States have dropped 50 per cent since their historic high in 1994 - more than 5 million fewer families received welfare during the 1990s. This book explores how low-income children and their families are faring in the wake of welfare reform. The book covers a broad range of topics:
Social Policy & Society, Vol. 3, 2004, p.11-19
The article explores the Norwegian child maintenance reforms of 2001. The reforms reflect changing assumptions about male and female responsibilities and are based on parents dividing caring and bread-winning tasks equally between them. The article questions whether these assumptions are a fair reflection of Norwegian society and suggests the reforms may be putting undue pressure on already vulnerable families.
D. Naughton and K.L. Fay
Adoption and Fostering, vol.27, Winter 2003, p.30-37
Children of immigrants to the USA may be placed in foster care when parents die, or abandon or neglect them. When making placement decisions, welfare workers usually family members living abroad. Through case description and summary of domestic laws and international conventions, authors identify challenges to cross-border placements and make recommendations for further research.
F. Ainsworth and A. Maluccio
Adoption and Fostering, vol.27, Winter 2003, p.46-50
Foster care is in crisis in the USA, the UK and Australia. In response, authors argue that new models of foster care need to be considered. Two models are proposed: