ERIC Number: ED431866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Managing To Make It: Urban Families and Adolescent Success. Studies on Successful Adolescent Development.
Furstenberg, Frank F., Jr.; Cook, Thomas D; Eccles, Jacquelynne; Elder, Glenn H., Jr.; Sameroff, Arnold
Based on nearly 500 interviews and qualitative case studies of families in inner-city Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), this book reveals how parents and their teenage children managed different levels of resources and dangers in low-income neighborhoods and how families and communities contributed to the development of the children. The chapters are: (1) "Parenting in the Inner City"; (2) "The Philadelphia Study"; (3) "How They Fared: Measuring Adolescent Success"; (4) "How Parents Manage Risk and Opportunity"; (5) "Parenting Matters"; (6) "Family Influences and Adolescents' Lives"; (7) "How Do Neighborhoods Matter?"; (8) "Adolescent Competence and the Effect of Cumulative Risk Factors"; (9) "Looking Ahead"; and (10) "Managing for Success." An appendix contains tables of study data. (Contains 33 tables, 24 figures, and 237 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement, Adolescents, Case Studies, Child Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Family Influence, Interpersonal Competence, Interviews, Low Income Groups, Parent Child Relationship, Tables (Data), Urban Youth
University of Chicago Press, 5801 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637; Fax: 773-702-9756; Web Site: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ ($32.50).
Publication Type: Books; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)