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Family Influences and Adolescents’ Lives

Citation

Elder, 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.

Abstract

One 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 Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Managing to Make It: Urban Families and Adolescent Success

Series Title

Studies on Successful Adolescent Development. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Mental Health and Development

Author(s)

Elder, Glen H., Jr.
Ardelt, Monika

Editor(s)

Furstenberg, Frank F., Jr.
Cook, Thomas D.
Eccles, Jacquelynne
Elder, Glen H., Jr.
Sameroff, Arnold

Year Published

1999

Pages

120-44

Publisher

University of Chicago Press

City of Publication

Chicago

Reference ID

1059