ERIC Number: ED388434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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American Families and the Future: Analyses of Possible Destinies.
Settles, Barbara H., Ed.; And Others
Noting the increasing challenges faced by families today, this book explores demographic, social and economic, and technological issues affecting the dynamics of and planning process for family well-being. Chapters in the book are: (1) "Expanding Choice in Long Term Planning for Family Futures" (Barbara H. Settles); (2) "Recent Demographic Change: Implications for Families Planning for the Future" (Teresa M. Cooney); (3) "Present and Future Health Care for an Aging Society: A Proactive Self-Health Approach" (Norma Doolittle and Stephanie Wiggins); (4) "Intergenerational Issues in Long Term Planning" (Sarah Roberts Foulke and others); (5) "Social Programs for Families in Poverty: Past Impacts and Future Prospects" (Juanita Hepler and John Noble); (6) "Issues of Technology's Possible Futures" (Teresa Donati Marciano); (7) "Technological Change, Sexuality, and Family Futures Planning" (Robert Francoeur); (8) "Theoretical Issues in Researching Problem Solving in Families" (Irv Tallman); (9) "Problem-Solving and Decision-Making as Central Processes of Family Life: An Ecological Framework for Family Relations and Family Resource Management (Kathryn Rettig); (10) "Rethinking Family Decision Making: A Family Decision Making Model under Constraints on Time and Information" (Roma Hanks); (11) "Adolescents' Contributions to Family Decision Making" (Mary Lou Liprie); "Family Futures: Possibilities, Preferences and Probabilities" (M. Janice Hogan); (12) "The Family Peace Connection: Implications for Constructing the Reality of the Future" (Charles Lee Cole and Martha Rueter); (13) "The Heart of the Story: Mythology in Service of the Past, Contemporary, and Future Family" (Kris Jeter); and (14) "Families in Time to Come: Taking a Position on Trends and Issues" (Marvin Sussman). The chapters contain references. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aging (Individuals), Decision Making, Demography, Family Life, Family Planning, Futures (of Society), Health Needs, Long Range Planning, Models, Older Adults, Parent Child Relationship, Population Trends, Poverty, Sexuality, Social Change, Social Services, Sociocultural Patterns, Technological Advancement, Well Being, Young Children
Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580 ($49.95; 5 or more copies, $24.95 each).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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Note: Also published as Marriage & Family Review, Volume 18, No. 3-4 1993.