ERIC Number: ED187452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Families Today: A Research Sampler on Families and Children. Volume 1. NIMH Science Monographs 1.
Corfman, Eunice, Ed.
The first of two volumes, this book consists of 17 studies of children and families. Selections are intended to provide a representative sample of current research, including case studies and less formal reports. Volume I is divided into four sections. Part One considers the family as an enduring social unit. Families in hard times, Chicano families, the transmission of parental values, preparation for childbirth and parenting, family styles of interacting, and family and friendship in old age are explored. Part Two focuses on marriage and divorce. Factors sustaining marriage, factors in adjustment to divorce, improvements in communication in marriage, and marriages that endure are discussed. Part Three consists of three articles concerned with parents and children. Topics include the role of parents as leaders in providing control and discipline, working couples as parents, depression among low income women, and stepfathers as parents. Part Four reports on families and the outside world. Work and family in relation to married men and married women, family adjustment to unemployment, and the Native American family in urban settings are discussed. (Abstracts of all articles in this volume are included in the companion volume.) (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Birth, Children, Communication Skills, Depression (Psychology), Discipline, Divorce, Economic Factors, Employment, Ethnic Groups, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Friendship, Low Income, Marriage, Older Adults, Parent Education, Parent Role, Parents, Unemployment, Urban American Indians, Values
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Div. of Scientific and Public Information.