CitationElder, Glen H., Jr. & Ardelt, Monika (1999). Family Influences and Adolescents' Lives. In Furstenberg, Frank F., Jr.; Cook, Thomas D.; Eccles, Jacquelynne; Elder, Glen H., Jr.; & Sameroff, Arnold (Eds.), Managing to Make It: Urban Families and Adolescent Success (pp. 120-44). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
AbstractOne of the myths about families in inner-city neighborhoods is that they are characterized by poor parenting. Sociologist Frank Furstenberg and his colleagues explode this and other misconceptions about success, parenting, and socioeconomic advantage in Managing to Make It. This unique study—the first in the MacArthur Foundation Studies on Successful Adolescent Development series—focuses on how and why youth are able to overcome social disadvantages.
Reference TypeBook Chapter
Book TitleManaging to Make It: Urban Families and Adolescent Success
Series TitleStudies on Successful Adolescent Development. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Mental Health and Development
Author(s)Elder, Glen H., Jr.