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ERIC Number: ED091052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-30
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Children with Deviant Early Developmental Experiences.
Eiduson, Bernice T.
This report describes a project designed to explore the feasibility of undertaking a systematic 6-year longitudinal study of how children being reared in alternative family life styles are being socialized and how these patterns of socialization affect the development of the children. Pilot investigations were conducted to (1) identify the populations of interest; (2) establish their accessibility to study; (3) review modes of assessment appropriate to children in alternative family environments; and (4) become familiar with dimensions of child growth and development considered relevant to alternative family styles. Four child populations were studied (and are described briefly in this report): three represent alternative family styles ("unmarried marrieds," single mothers and families living in communes) and one represents the traditional two-parent family and serves as a control. These pilot studies showed that the longitudinal study is feasible. (MG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.; Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Dept. of Psychiatry.