Human Development across Lives and Generations: The Potential for Change (The Jacobs Foundation Series on Adolescence)

Human Development across Lives and Generations: The Potential for Change (The Jacobs Foundation Series on Adolescence)

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Ruth J. Friedman Edited by P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale
Cambridge University Press, 10/7/2004
EAN 9780521828840, ISBN10: 0521828848

Hardcover, 412 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

Our volume examines the potential for change during the life course and across generations. We address the possibilities for promoting healthy development from infancy to adulthood in three key domains: human capital, partnership behavior, and child and adolescent development. Drawing from the disciplines of economics, demography, sociology, psychology, and psychiatry, our volume takes a multidisciplinary approach to review relevant empirical work regarding aspects of change and continuity, and the ways in which policies and programs might bring about change. We feature chapters from leading researchers in five countries to address these important issues. The main purpose of our volume is to link and integrate the lessons learned from multiple disciplines about change and continuity in order to examine how our nations can improve life chances.

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Foreword Klaus Jacobs
Part I. Introduction and Overview
1. Introduction P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Kathleen Kiernan and Ruth J. Friedman
2. Life-course development
the interplay of social-selection and social causations within and across generations Avshalom Caspi
Part II. Human Capital
3. An overview of economic and social opportunities and disadvantage in European households Brian Nolan and Bertrand Maitre
4. Parental, childhood, and early adult legacies in the emergence of adult social exclusion
evidence on what matters from a British cohort John Hobcraft
5. Individual and parent based intervention strategies for promoting human capital and positive behavior Greg J. Duncan and Katherine Magnuson
Part III. Partnership Behavior
6. Cohabitation and divorce across nations and generations Kathleen Kiernan
7. The intergenerational transmission of couple instability E. Mavis Hetherington and Anne Mitchell Elmore
8. Strengthening partnerships and families Kurt Hahlweg
Part IV. Psychological Health and Development
9. Intergenerational continuities and discontinuities in psychological problems Michael Rutter
10. Environmental influences on intellectual abilities in childhood
findings from a longitudinal adoption study Michel Duyme, Louise Arsenault, Annick-Camille Dumaret
11. Intervention and policy as change agents for young children Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
Part V. Conclusion
12. Human development and the potential for change from the perspective of multiple disciplines
what have we learned? P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal