Parenthood in Modern Society

Parenthood in Modern Society : Legal and Social Issues for the Twenty-First Century

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The rights and obligations of parenthood are central to most people's lives. Yet their form and substance are caught up in the great demographic, social and economic changes of the late twentieth century. In this book, specialists from 22 countries examine fundamental issues confronting parenthood: these include social and biological conceptions of parenthood; the legal and moral obligations of parenthood; the legal and scientific establishment of parentage; rights to parenthood, including inter-country adoption; the effects on parent--child relationships of family change; the role of the state in family life; the position of minorities; and children's rights. They are viewed within a global context, and integrated in a commentary which looks forward to the future evolution of the law.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 620 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 38.1mm | 1,078g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1993 ed.
  • 0792321235
  • 9780792321231

Table of contents

Part One: Concepts of Parenthood.
Part Two: Regulating the Acquisition of Parenthood.
Section One: The Legal Establishment of Parenthood.
Section Two: Issues of Ethics and Human Rights.
Section Three: Adoption (in particular, Inter-Country Adoption).
Part Three: Parental Relationships and Changing Family Structures.
Section One: Parents, Children and Divorce.
Section Two: Children in Reconstructed Families.
Part Four: Parents, Children and the State.
Section One: State Regulation of the Parent--Child Relationship.
Section Two: The Role of Parent and the State in the Provision of Financial and Social Resources for Children.
Part Five: Parenthood in Cultural Diversity.
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