Personal Status Board,status board,PSB Pro Version,PSB,PHP empowered communication,parenting,social evolution,social connectedness,social connections,social connection,the social connection,social connectedness,social evolution,social network,social network software,online social networks,social networking tools,online social networking,social network site,online social network,the social network,networks social,business social network,business social networking,business social networks,social business network
email others
link to us
Home     MCs     Novel     Articles     MC Matching     Magic Carpet     Products & Services     Contact Us     Links

Authoritative and Democratic Parenting Programs
(Comparison Chart)


Send us your questions and comments.

site search by freefind


Free Personal Status Boards (PSB™)

Free Standard Free PSB

Free PSB Pro Version

Free Social PSB

Free Social PSB Plus (with Email)

Free Business PSB

Free Business PSB Plus (with Email)

PSB demo

Social PSB demo

Business PSB demo

So what's all this PSB stuff about?

Chart comparing business status boards

PSB hosting diagram

PSB Licence Agreement

Copyright © 2002 -
MCS Investments, Inc. sitemap

The Big Answer

To link to this article from your blog or webpage, copy and paste the url below into your blog or homepage.

Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children

a book by Viviana A. Zelizer

(our site's book review)

In this fairly unique book, sociologist Viviana Zelizer traces the evolution of the modern child, at once economically "useless" and emotionally "priceless." She covers the period from the late 1800s to the 1930s. Having established laws that removed many children from the marketplace, turn-of-the-century America was discovering new, sentimental criteria to determine a child's monetary worth. The heightened emotional status of children resulted in the legal justification of children's life insurance policies and in large damages awarded by American courts to their parents in the event of death. A dramatic account of the changing attitudes toward children, this book strongly illustrates the limitations of economic perspectives of life that ignore the vital role of social, cultural, emotional, and moral factors in our marketplace-centered world. Zelizer also looks at the critical roles of both child labor and child work in the formation of the modern American child.

See 101 Things You Can Do For Our Children's Future and The Way We Never Were and Today's Children: Creating a Future for a Generation in Crisis.