Menu Close

Families, Social Change, and Individual Lives

Citation

Elder, Glen H., Jr. (2001). Families, Social Change, and Individual Lives. Marriage and Family Review, 31(1-2), 177-92.

Abstract

The 20th Century is marked by one large-scale event after another and their human consequences. As a child of World War II, these consequences have long intrigued me. They also directed my attention to the fmaily. Whether expressed in terms of long-run trends or an economic depression and world war, social change has profound implications for people through its impact on family relationships, structures, and interactions. In this research problem, family life becomes a bridge between the macro-changes of society and the experiences and life changes of individuals. A second type of research problem has focused my attention on the family as a matrix of relationships, a matrix in which members' lives are embedded and regulated across the life span and generations. Individual lives are linked to other lives through family and intergenerational ties.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1300/J002v31n01_08

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Marriage and Family Review

Author(s)

Elder, Glen H., Jr.

Year Published

2001

Volume Number

31

Issue Number

1-2

Pages

177-92

Reference ID

1730