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Stepfamilies : Who Benefits? Who Does Not?.

Author: Alan Booth; Judy Dunn; Judith F Dunn
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Penn State University family issues symposia series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stepfamilies represent an increasing number of American households and shape the upbringing of countless stepchildren. Despite their prominence in society, our knowledge about these families is very limited. To address this deficit, the editors have drawn together the work of 16 nationally known scholars to deal with four questions: * Marriages that create stepfamilies: Why do they occur? Fail? Succeed? * How do  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Booth, Alan.
Stepfamilies : Who Benefits? Who Does Not?
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Booth; Judy Dunn; Judith F Dunn
ISBN: 9781317843955 1317843959
OCLC Number: 876513126
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; PART I MARRIAGES THAT CREATE STEPFAMILIES- WHY DO THEY OCCUR? FAIL? SUCCEED?; 1 The Evolution of Marriage and the Problem of Stepfamilies: A Biosocial Perspective; 2 Stepfamilies in the United States: Challenging Biased Assumptions; 3 Remarriages and Stepfamilies Are Not Inherently Problematic; 4 Biology, Evolutionary Theory, and Family Social Science; PART II HOW DO STEPFAMILIES FUNCTION AS CHILDREARING ORGANIZATIONS?; 5 Stepfamilies as Settings for Child Development. 6 The Implications of Research Findings on Children in Stepfamilies7 ""Settings"" and ""Development"" From a Demographic Point of View; 8 Understanding Why Children in Stepfamilies Have More Learning and Behavior Problems Than Children in Nuclear Families; PART III HOW DO STEPFAMILIES FUNCTION AS SOURCES OF SUPPORT?; 9 Stepfamilies Over the Life Course: Social Support; 10 Conceptual and Methodological Issues in the Study of Stepfamilies Over the Life Course; 11 Stepfamilies: Selectivity of High-Risk Persons or Risk State?; 12 Intergenerational Ties in Adulthood and Childhood Experience. PART IV BUILDING RESEARCH AND POLICY AGENDAS- WHAT IS NEEDED?13 Research on Stepparenting Families: Integrating Disciplinary Approaches and Informing Policy; 14 Reformulating the Legal Definition of the Stepparent-Child Relationship; 15 Social Policy Pertaining to Stepfamilies: Should Stepparents and Stepchildren Have the Option of Establishing a Legal Relationship?; 16 Policies for Stepfamilies: Crosswalking Private and Public Domains; 17 Stepfamilies: An Overview; Author Index; Subject Index.
Series Title: Penn State University family issues symposia series.

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Stepfamilies represent an increasing number of American households and shape the upbringing of countless stepchildren. Despite their prominence in society, our knowledge about these families is very limited. To address this deficit, the editors have drawn together the work of 16 nationally known scholars to deal with four questions: * Marriages that create stepfamilies: Why do they occur? Fail? Succeed? * How do stepfamilies function as child rearing environments? * How do stepfamilies function as sources of support in later life? * Building research and.

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