ERIC Number: ED373909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Tomorrow's Families: Triumph of the Individual or Sharing the Caring? (Les familles de demain: Triomphe de l'individu ou partage des soins a donner?).
Theilheimer, Ish, Ed.
Transition, v23 n3 Sep 1993
This theme issue of the Canadian newsletter "Transitions" in both English and French explores the question of the future of families in a period of broken marriages, difficult times, and an obsession with individual success and materialism. "Families of the Future: New Ways to Do the Same Old Things," summarizes the findings of Canada's Demographic Review, which for 6 years conducted research on the shape of Canadian society. The article discusses the implications of many trends, including the rise of single parent families, the increase of family members in the labor force, and the aging of the population. "Brave New Families in the Second North American Family Revolution," (Judith Stacey), describes a new family revolution observed through a more intensive and personal kind of research, noting the wide diversity of family and household arrangements. "Child Abuse and Neglect," (Kathy Eisner) summarizes "Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Programs," published by the Vanier Institute of the Family, which notes that although researchers are not agreed on a single cause of child abuse and neglect, an impressive range of preventive programs has emerged. Finally, an annual review of Vanier Institute activities and publications for 1992-93 is included. (TM)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Community Programs, Demography, Dual Career Family, Extended Family, Family Programs, Family Size, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Heads of Households, One Parent Family, Population Trends, Social Change, Sociocultural Patterns
Vanier Institute of the Family, 120 Holland Avenue, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y OX6, Canada (Published quarterly for distribution to members of the Vanier Institute of the Family. Membership: Individual, $25 Canadian; Organization, $60 Canadian; Associate, $15 Canadian).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Demographic Review (Canada)