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ERIC Number: ED403991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 294
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-684-82336-5
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The State of Americans: This Generation and the Next.
Bronfenbrenner, Urie; And Others
Politicians and the media typically focus on single issues, positing simplistic solutions for complex problems--solutions that cannot work because they fail to take into consideration how different social problems influence and affect each other. This book provides a guide to key social factors, highlighting the critical interrelationships among these factors. The articles are: (1) "Youth: Changing Beliefs and Behavior" (Tara L. White and Elaine Wethington); (2) "Crime and Punishment" (Elaine Wethington); (3) "Economic Developments" (Peter McClelland); (4) "American Families: Today and Tomorrow" (Pamela A. Morris and others); (5) "Poverty and the Next Generation" (Helene Hembrooke and others); (6) "American Education: Looking Inward and Outward" (Stephen J. Ceci); (7) "Changing Age Trends: The Pyramid Upside Down?" (Phyllis Moen). A concluding chapter notes two sets of problems at the core of contemporary American concerns: economic changes and the more vaguely defined decline in values. Contains references. (HTH)
Free Press, 200 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan, NJ 07675 (U.S., $25; Canada, $33.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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