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Family Life in Black America
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Family Life in Black America

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August 1997 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Most studies of Black families have had a `problem focus', offering a narrow view of important issues such as out-of-wedlock births, single-parent families and childhood poverty. Family Life in Black America moves away from this negative perspective and instead deals with a wide range of issues including sexuality, procreation, infancy, adulthood, adolescence, cohabitation, parenting, grandparenting and ageing. A fresh aspect of this book is the amount of diversity it reveals within black families and the forces that shape, limit and enhance them.
Andrew Billingsley
Foreword
Robert Joseph Taylor, Linda M Chatters and James S Jackson
Introduction
Robert Joseph Taylor et al
Recent Demographic Trends in African American Family Structure
K Jill Kiecolt and Mark A Fossett
The Effects of Mate Availability on Marriage among Black Americans
A Contextual Analysis  
M Belinda Tucker and Robert Joseph Taylor
Gender, Age and Marital Status as Related to Romantic Involvement among African American Singles
Verna M Keith
Life Stress and Psychological Well-Being among Married and Unmarried Blacks
Christopher G Ellison
Religious Involvement and the Subjective Quality of Family Life among African Americans
Ruby L Beale
Multiple Familial-Worker Role Strain and Psychological Well-Being
Moderating Effects of Coping Resources among Black Americans Parents  
Robert Joseph Taylor and Sherrill L Sellers
Informal Ties and Employment among Black Americans
Clifford L Broman
Families, Unemployment and Well-Being
Rukmalie Jayakody and Linda M Chatters
Differences among Africian American Single Mothers
Maritial Status, Living Arrangements and Family Support  
Cleopatra Howard Caldwell and Lilah Koski
Childrearing, Social Support and Perceptions of Parental Competence Among African American Mothers
Michael C Thornton
Strategies of Racial Socialization Among Black Parents
Mainstream, Minority & Cultural Messages  
Phillip J Bowman and Tyrone A Forman
Instrumental and Expressive Family Roles Among African American Fathers
Robert Joseph Taylor and Waldo E Johnson, Jr
Family Roles and Family Satisfaction Among Black Men
Andrea G Hunter
Living Arrangements of African-American Adults
Variations by Age, Gender and Family Status  
H W Neighbors
Husbands, Wives, Family and Friends
Sources of Stress, Sources of Support  
Robert Joseph Taylor, James S Jackson and Linda M Chatters
Changes Over Time in Support Network Involvement among Black Americans

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Robert Joseph Taylor

Robert Joseph Taylor, MSW, Ph.D., is the Sheila Feld Collegiate Professor of Social Work and the Associate Dean for Social Work Research at the University of Michigan. He is a Faculty Associate with the Program for Research on Black Americans at the Institute for Social Research. He is also a faculty associate with the Center for Afro-American and African Studies and affiliated with the Center for Research on Race, Religion and Health at the Institute for Social Research. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Marriage and the Family. Professor Taylor has published extensively in two major areas (informal social support... More About Author

James S. Jackson

Linda Marie Chatters

Linda M. Chatters, Ph.D. holds a joint position as Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior & Health Education at the School of Public Health and the School of Social Work. She is also a Faculty Associate with the Program for Research on Black Americans, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The major focus of Dr. Chatters' research is the study of adult development and aging as it relates to the mental and physical health status and social functioning of older persons in a variety of social contexts (i.e., the family, church, and community). A particular emphasis of this work has been the... More About Author

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