ERIC Number: ED403991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Crime, Demography, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Family Characteristics, Family (Sociological Unit), Futures (of Society), Relationship, Social Change, Social Indicators, Social Problems, Youth Problems
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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