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Family-School Links: How Do They Affect Educational Outcomes?

Family-School Links: How Do They Affect Educational Outcomes?

1st Edition

Alan Booth, Judith F. Dunn
July 21, 2016

Based on the presentations and discussions from a national symposium on family-school links held at the Pennsylvania State University, this volume brings together psychologists, sociologists, educators, and policymakers studying the bidirectional effects between schools and families. This topic --...

Immigration and the Family: Research and Policy on U.s. Immigrants

Immigration and the Family: Research and Policy on U.s. Immigrants

1st Edition

Alan Booth, Ann C. Crouter, Nancy Landale
January 20, 2016

This book documents the third in a series of annual symposia on family issues--the National Symposium on International Migration and Family Change: The Experience of U.S. Immigrants--held at Pennsylvania State University. Although most existing literature on migration focuses solely on the origin...

Men in Families: When Do They Get involved? What Difference Does It Make?

Men in Families: When Do They Get involved? What Difference Does It Make?

1st Edition

Alan Booth, Ann C. Crouter
December 22, 2014

Recently, the roles of fathers and husbands in families have been recognized as important issues. They appear in legislation aimed at deadbeat dads, social movements including the Million Man March and Promise Keepers, in the development of advocacy groups, and in think tanks. Therefore,...

Children's Influence on Family Dynamics: The Neglected Side of Family Relationships

Children's Influence on Family Dynamics: The Neglected Side of Family Relationships

1st Edition

Ann C. Crouter, Alan Booth
July 09, 2013

Any parent who has raised more than one child is likely to be keenly aware of subtle or even striking differences among their offspring. The central premise of this volume is that children bring personal qualities to their relationships with other family members that help shape family interaction,...

Couples in Conflict

Couples in Conflict

1st Edition

Alan Booth, Ann C. Crouter, Mari Clements
February 14, 2013

This volume is based on the presentations and discussions of a national symposium on "Couples in Conflict" that focused on family issues. A common thread throughout is that constructive conflict and negotiation are beneficial for relationships. Together, the chapters provide a foundation for...

Just Living Together: Implications of Cohabitation on Families, Children, and Social Policy

Just Living Together: Implications of Cohabitation on Families, Children, and Social Policy

1st Edition

Alan Booth, Ann C. Crouter, Nancy S. Landale
January 11, 2013

Based on the presentations and discussions from a national symposia, Just Living Together represents one of the first systematic efforts to focus on cohabitation. The book is divided into four parts, each dealing with a different aspect of cohabitation. Part I addresses the big picture question, "...

Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Risks and Opportunities

Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Risks and Opportunities

1st Edition

Ann C. Crouter, Alan Booth
October 27, 2005

In this volume, Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Risks and Opportunities, top scholars in the field of family research examine the nature and origin of adolescents’ contemporary patterns of sexual and romantic relationships, spanning such diverse topics as the...

The New Population Problem: Why Families in Developed Countries Are Shrinking and What It Means

The New Population Problem: Why Families in Developed Countries Are Shrinking and What It Means

1st Edition

Alan Booth, Ann C. Crouter
April 06, 2005

This book is based on the presentations and discussions from a national symposium on "Creating the Next Generation: Social, Economic, and Psychological Processes Underlying Fertility in Developed Countries," held at the Pennsylvania State University in 2003. The papers address some of the...

Work-Family Challenges for Low-Income Parents and Their Children

Work-Family Challenges for Low-Income Parents and Their Children

1st Edition

Ann C. Crouter, Alan Booth
December 01, 2003

The area of work and family is a hot topic in the social sciences and appeals to scholars in a wide range of disciplines. There are few edited volumes in this area, however, and this may be the only one that focuses on low-income families--a particularly important group in this era of...

Does It Take A Village?: Community Effects on Children, Adolescents, and Families

Does It Take A Village?: Community Effects on Children, Adolescents, and Families

1st Edition

Alan Booth, Ann C. Crouter
January 01, 2001

Does It Take a Village? focuses on the mechanisms that link community characteristics to the functioning of the families and individuals within them--community norms, economic opportunities, reference groups for assessing relative deprivation, and social support networks. Contributors underscore...

Stepfamilies: Who Benefits? Who Does Not?

Stepfamilies: Who Benefits? Who Does Not?

1st Edition

Alan Booth, Judy Dunn, Judith F. Dunn
November 01, 1994

Stepfamilies represent an increasing number of American households and shape the upbringing of countless stepchildren. Despite their prominence in society, our knowledge about these families is very limited. To address this deficit, the editors have drawn together the work of 16 nationally known...

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