ERIC Number: ED179640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Family Economic Issues & Public Policy.
Kimsey, Peggy Poling; Paynter, Mary Ann
Emerging from two graduate seminars designed to increase the involvement of home economists in public policy, this publication includes course outlines, models, and papers on selected issues concerning family-related government policy. The structure and requirements of the two seminars, held in 1978 at the University of Kentucky, are described. A number of concerns which Kentucky home economists defined as the most important foci of their profession are listed, including: (1) education and media; (2) health, welfare and development of human capital; (3) family planning; (4) income and employment; (5) taxation; (6) housing; (7) energy resources; and (8) knowledge available to families. Models for increasing the political participation of home economists, for developing public policies related to families, and for evaluating family-related policy are presented. In addition, brief papers are included on the following issues: (1) government subsidization of programs to alleviate child abuse; (2) responsibility for financial support of children with divorced parents; (3) the use of Federal Medicaid funds for abortion; (4) the role of marital status in determining income taxes; (5) the encouragement of intentional communities; (6) the implications of energy conservation on industrial growth and family life; (7) Federal tax credits for energy-saving home improvements; and (8) mandatory retirement. Finally, seminar participants are listed and a bibliography of resources is provided. (GC)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Education, Employment, Energy Conservation, Family Income, Family Life, Family Planning, Federal Government, Higher Education, Home Economics, Home Economics Teachers, Housing, Participation, Political Issues, Public Policy, Social Welfare, Taxes
College of Home Economics Development Fund, Erickson Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Home Economics.
Identifiers: Home Economists; Kentucky