ERIC Number: ED202575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Focus on the Family: New Images of Parents and Children in the 1980's.
Bane, Mary Jo; And Others
The present and future of the American family are discussed in a collection of four papers. The first paper, by Mary Jo Bane, identifies trends in demographic and structural features of families, including fertility rates, marriage trends, divorce rates, household headship rates, and the proportion of women in the labor force. Societies' changing expectations and images of fatherhood are examined in the second paper, by James A. Levine. The third paper, by Carol Gilligan, discusses the changing nature of relationships between men and women in the 1980's, especially with respect to cooperation and conflict. In the last paper Michael Lamb focuses on the parental roles implicit in several nontraditional family styles, such as dual career/dual worker, single parent, and role-sharing families, and reviews the effects of paternal involvement on child development. (Author/JA)
Descriptors: Children, Demography, Family Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Role Conflict, Socialization, Sociocultural Patterns
Wheelock College Center for Parenting Studies, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA. Center for Parenting Studies.
Note: Proceedings of the "Focus on the Family" Symposium (Boston, MA, March 15, 1980).