ERIC Number: EJ888908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 134
Families with Children and Adolescents: A Review, Critique, and Future Agenda
Crosnoe, Robert; Cavanagh, Shannon E.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v72 n3 p594-611 Jun 2010
This decade's literature on families with children and adolescents can be broadly organized around the implications for youth of family statuses (e.g., family structure) and family processes (e.g., parenting). These overlapping bodies of research built on past work by emphasizing the dynamic nature of family life and the intersection of families with other ecological settings, exploring race/ethnic diversity, identifying mechanisms connecting family and child/adolescent factors, and taking steps to address the threats to causal inference that have long been a problem for family studies. Continuing these trends in the future will be valuable, as will increasing the number of international comparisons, exploring "new" kinds of family diversity, and capturing the convergence of multiple statuses and processes over time.
Descriptors: Family Life, Adolescents, Children, Family Structure, Criticism, Parenting Styles, Trend Analysis, Futures (of Society)
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