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Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in ‘doing’ theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

Explanations of Family Change: A Family Demographic Perspective
Explanations of family change: A family demographic perspective
Suzanne M.Bianchi, Maryland Population Research Center
Lynne M.Casper, National Institute of Child Health

Demography is the study of population characteristics and change, and family demographers focus on the intergenerational and gender ties that bind individuals into households and family units. As Goldscheider (1995) has noted, ...

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