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Elder, Glen H., Jr. (1991). Family Transitions, Cycles, and Social Change.. Cowan, Philip A. & Hetherington, E. Mavis (Eds.) (pp. 31-57). Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum.


This volume, the result of the second annual Summer Institute sponsored by the Family Research Consortium, focuses on family transitions--both normative and non-normative. The subject of family transitions has been a central concern of the consortium largely because studies of families in motion help to highlight mechanisms leading to adaptation and dysfunction. This text represents a collective effort to understand the techniques individuals and families employ to adapt to the pressing issues they encounter along their life course.

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Advances in Family Research, Vol. II


Elder, Glen H., Jr.