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The Handbook of Contemporary Families explores how families have changed in the last 30 years and speculates about future trends. Editors Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence H. Ganong, along with a multidisciplinary group of contributors, critique the approaches used to study relationships and families while suggesting modern approaches for the new millennium. The Handbook looks at how changes within the contemporary family have been reflected in family law, family education, and family therapy. The Handbook of Contemporary Families is an excellent resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, educators, and practitioners who study and work with families in several disciplines, including Family Science, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Social Work.

Single-Parent Families: Risks, Resilience, and Change
Single-parent families: Risks, resilience, and change

The past 40 years have witnessed profound changes in the structure of American families. Single-parent families in particular have proliferated due to dramatic increases in divorce (see Chapter 15 of this book), nonmarital childbearing, and ...

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