International family change: ideational perspectives

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Lawrence Erlbaum, Jul 27, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 340 pages
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This new book examines the growing influence international politics, interpersonal relationships, increasing freedoms, and individual prerogatives have on families. These forces are related to the changing role of individuals in the family and to current norms concerning marriage, relationships, and the place of children in families. Changing beliefs concerning institutional factors such as religion, education, and the economy are examined. Featuring contributions from an international group of scholars, this new book summarizes the latest global research on family change and challenges several widely help misconceptions. Global and historical trends in family attitudes, beliefs, and relationships are considered. Intended for researchers and advanced students interested in the role of the family on behavioral and social factors.

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Contents

International Dissemination of Ideas about
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An Uncertain Future for African Families
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The Foundations
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Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Arland Thornton is director of the Population Studies Center, research professor at the Survey Research Center, and professor of sociology at the University of Michigan. Past president of the Population Association of America, he is also coauthor of "Social Change and the Family in Taiwan" and the editor of "The Well-Being of Children and Families,

William G. Axinn is a Sociologist Demographer and Research Professor at the Survey Research Center and Population Studies Center of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He has directed the Population and Ecology Research Laboratory in Nepal for thirteen years. In the United States he is co-Principal Investigator of the Intergenerational Panel Study of Parents and Children (a 31-year longitudinal study) and Deputy Director of the National Survey of Family Growth (a national repeated cross-section study of US families conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics).

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