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Family Diversity and Well-Being
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Family Diversity and Well-Being


Volume: 195
Other Titles in:
Close Relationships

July 1994 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How important is family structure? Does the perception that children of divorced parents suffer hold true under the scrutiny of research? Is the traditional two parent/two child family ideal in terms of well-being? In this volume, two leading family researchers analyze these crucial questions. Using the United States National Survey of Families and Households, they examine the four most common family types - two parent families, divorced mothers with children, remarried families and unmarried mothers - to analyze the impact of family structure versus other factors.
 
Family Structure in Context
 
Theoretical Perspectives Linking Family Structure, Family Relations, and Well-Being
 
Research Design and Profile of American Families
 
Marital, Postmarital, and Nonmarital Relations
 
Parent-Child Relations
 
Family Structure and Mothers' Well-Being
 
Family Structure and Children's Well-Being
 
Beyond Family Structure

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Alan C. Acock

Alan Acock (Ph.D., Washington State University) is Professor and former Chair of Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University. He has also taught at Louisiana State University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Southern California. Alan has published 4 books, 20 book chapters, and 120 articles. He is a Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations, a winner of the Reuben Hill Award, several awards for teaching, and his book on Family Diversity and Well-Being received the 1995 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Book. Alan has held elected offices in the American Sociological Association and the National... More About Author

David H. Demo

David H. Demo is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research focuses on divorce and family transitions, changes in family relationships accompanying divorce, and the consequences of family transitions for family members’ well-being. He has published widely in professional journals and he has authored or co-authored numerous chapters in edited volumes. He has also authored or edited several books, including Handbook of family diversity (with Katherine R. Allen and Mark A. Fine); Parents and adolescents in changing... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780803942677
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