English | 2022 | ISBN: 0262046687 | 304 pages | True EPUB | 766.45 KB
How parents have been set up to fail, and why helping them succeed is the key to achieving a fair and prosperous society.
Few people realize that raising children is the single largest industry in the United States. Yet this vital work receives little political support, and its primary workers-parents-labor in isolation. If they ask for help, they are made to feel inadequate; there is no centralized organization to represent their interests; and there is virtually nothing spent on research and development to help them achieve their goals. It's almost as if parents are set up to fail-and the result is lost opportunities that limit children's success and make us all worse off. InThe Parent Trap, Nate Hilger combines cutting-edge social science research, revealing historical case studies, and on-the-ground investigation to recast parenting as the hidden crucible of inequality.
Parents are expected not only to care for...
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