Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Family, Life Course, and Society Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

11,089 Full-Text Articles 9,224 Authors 3,273,124 Downloads 228 Institutions

All Articles in Family, Life Course, and Society

Faceted Search

11,089 full-text articles. Page 1 of 268.

Relationship Quality Before, During And After Stepfamily Education: A Latent Trajectory Analysis, Bryan K. Spuhler 2020 Utah State University

Relationship Quality Before, During And After Stepfamily Education: A Latent Trajectory Analysis, Bryan K. Spuhler

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the trajectories of relationship quality for a sample of 777 adult participants attending the Smart Steps: Embrace the Journey stepfamily relationship education course. Rather than assume that all program participants had similar relationship quality trajectories by averaging their scores together in a growth curve analysis, growth mixture modeling was used to allow for a variety of sub-groups (classes), each with a unique trajectory. A prevention science approach was then taken to address possible predictors of each trajectory class in order to identify the risk and protective factors that influence participants’ trajectories.

It ...


Typically Developing Preschoolers’ Behavior Toward Peers With Disabilities In Inclusive Classroom Contexts, Soo-Young Hong, Jungwon Eum, Yanjie Long, Chaorong Wu, Greg Welch 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Typically Developing Preschoolers’ Behavior Toward Peers With Disabilities In Inclusive Classroom Contexts, Soo-Young Hong, Jungwon Eum, Yanjie Long, Chaorong Wu, Greg Welch

Faculty Publications, Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies

This study aimed to investigate typically developing preschoolers’ behavior toward peers with disabilities in inclusive classrooms, focusing on the co-occurrence of the interactions between children with and without disabilities with various classroom contexts. Behaviors of 22 typically developing preschoolers were observed and coded on two different days in both indoor and outdoor classrooms during free play, small group activities, transitions, and meals/snack. Typically developing children interacted with peers with disabilities for a small amount of time; the interactions were significantly more likely in the outdoor classroom, in either child- or teacher-directed activities, and in play activities. There was a ...


Changing Gender Gaps In The Timing Of Partnership Formation In Sub-Saharan Africa, Ewa Batyra, Hans-Peter Kohler, Frank F. Furstenberg 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Changing Gender Gaps In The Timing Of Partnership Formation In Sub-Saharan Africa, Ewa Batyra, Hans-Peter Kohler, Frank F. Furstenberg

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

Due to scarcity of research about men, gender differences in transition to adulthood in Sub-Saharan Africa remain poorly documented. We adopt a novel perspective on this topic by examining gender gaps in the ages of first union and sex in 27 countries, focusing on measures of central tendency and dispersion. Gender differences in the age of first union decreased, driven by postponement among women with relatively late pattern of union formation. Due to concurrent persistence of very early unions among a sizable portion of women’s populations, within-country heterogeneity in the ages of first union increased substantially among women. Hence ...


Do Families That Tailgate Together Stay Together?, Meredith David, Luke C. Lorick 2020 Kennesaw State University

Do Families That Tailgate Together Stay Together?, Meredith David, Luke C. Lorick

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Changes In Couples’ Earnings Following Parenthood And Trends In Family Earnings Inequality, Pilar Gonalons-Pons, Christine Schwartz, Kelly Musick 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Changes In Couples’ Earnings Following Parenthood And Trends In Family Earnings Inequality, Pilar Gonalons-Pons, Christine Schwartz, Kelly Musick

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

The growing economic similarity of spouses has contributed to rising income inequality across households. Explanations have typically centered on assortative mating, but recent work has argued that changes in women’s employment and spouses’ division of paid work have played a more important role. Using three U.S. nationally representative surveys, we examine the role of parenthood in spouses’ earnings correlations between 1968-2015, asking to what extent: (1) changes in spouses’ earnings correlations are due to changes before versus after first birth; (2) changes in spouses’ pre-birth correlations are due to changes in assortative mating versus shifting roles in marriage ...


Famille+: A Multifamily Group Program For Families With Parental Depression, Genevieve Piche, Aude Villatte, Rima Habib, Kelly Vetri, William Beardslee 2020 Universite du Quebec en Outaouais

Famille+: A Multifamily Group Program For Families With Parental Depression, Genevieve Piche, Aude Villatte, Rima Habib, Kelly Vetri, William Beardslee

Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health

Children living with a parent with a depressive disorder are at higher risk for low adaptive functioning, in terms of social, academic, emotional, and mental health problems (Reupert, Maybery & Kowalenko, 2012).This brief describes FAMILLE+, a multifamily group program for parents with major depressive disorder and their 7 to 11 years old children. Its purpose is to prevent the development of mental health problems in children and to promote family resilience and was specifically adapted to fit the children's developmental (cognitive, attentional and socio-emotional) abilities.


Familismo, Fafsa, And Sallie Mae: A Study Of Second Generation Latinx Student Loan Debt, Jasmine Gonsalez 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Familismo, Fafsa, And Sallie Mae: A Study Of Second Generation Latinx Student Loan Debt, Jasmine Gonsalez

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

As college expenses continue to skyrocket, borrowing thousands of dollars to pay for college has become a rite of passage towards achieving the American Dream. Very little has explored the problem of rising student loan debt thorough a sociologically-oriented lens, and even less work has examined the variations in the lived experiences of underrepresented student borrowers. This study focuses on second-generation Latinx students who have used student loans to pay for college. As American citizens with Latin American roots, this generation lives in a precarious situation, often straddling the lines between their traditional family-oriented values, and the more individualistic values ...


Parents As Pimps: Survivor Accounts Of Trafficking Of Children In The United States, Jody Raphael 2020 DePaul University College of Law

Parents As Pimps: Survivor Accounts Of Trafficking Of Children In The United States, Jody Raphael

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

This article discusses four survivor accounts of survivors of being sold for sexual exploitation by their parents for monetary gain. These narratives, supplemented by other accounts from 100 newspaper stories between 2012 and 2018, reveal the fact that many survivors were sold as very young children, and the abuse continued through their teen years, blurring distinctions between pedophilia and the sex trade industry. In their accounts, survivors described the motivations of their parents as well as the buyers, who used excessive force and violence. Some researchers are beginning to document the existence of parental pimping and its prevalence, which ranges ...


Mortality Risk Information, Survival Expectations And Sexual Behaviors, Alberto Ciancio, Adeline Delavande, Hans-Peter Kohler, Iliana V. Kohler 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Mortality Risk Information, Survival Expectations And Sexual Behaviors, Alberto Ciancio, Adeline Delavande, Hans-Peter Kohler, Iliana V. Kohler

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

Individuals in low-income settings are often overly pessimistic about their own survival, suggesting that better knowledge about survival risks might encourage investments in health. This paper provides evidence from a randomized experiment that provided mature adults aged 45+ in Malawi with information about mortality risks. Treated individuals are less likely to engage in risky sexual practices one year after the intervention, and they increase other forward-looking behaviors such as investments in agriculture. Expectations of HIV+ people living longer, which makes the pool of potential partners riskier, are a primary driver of reduced sexual risk taking in response to the intervention.


The Mature Adults Cohort Of The Malawi Longitudinal Study Of Families And Health (Mlsfh-Mac), Iliana V. Kohler, Chiwoza Bandawe, Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Collin F. Payne, James Mwera, James Mkandawire, Hans-Peter Kohler 2020 University of Pennsylvania

The Mature Adults Cohort Of The Malawi Longitudinal Study Of Families And Health (Mlsfh-Mac), Iliana V. Kohler, Chiwoza Bandawe, Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Collin F. Payne, James Mwera, James Mkandawire, Hans-Peter Kohler

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

Cohort purpose: The Mature Adults Cohort of the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH-MAC) contributes to global aging studies by providing a rare opportunity to study the processes of individual and population aging, the public health and social challenges associated with aging and the coincident shifts in disease burdens, in a low-income, high HIV prevalence, sub-Saharan African (SSA) context.

Design and Measures: The MLSFH-MAC is a population-based cohort study of mature adults aged 45 years and older living in rural communities in three districts in Malawi (Mchinji, Balaka and Rumphi). Initial enrollment at baseline is 1,266 individuals ...


National Guard Familes: The Relationship Between Institutional Discourses And Lived Experiences, Kimberly Saunier Boudreaux 2020 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

National Guard Familes: The Relationship Between Institutional Discourses And Lived Experiences, Kimberly Saunier Boudreaux

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

National Guard families live in two different worlds. On the one hand, they are civilians with civilian jobs. On the other hand, they are also part of the military that can be activated at any time. Living in these two worlds simultaneously affects these families differently than families who live either entirely in the civilian world or the military world. The purpose of this qualitative study was to take an ethnographic look at how National Guard families navigate and adapt to these conditions. This study utilized three methods of data collection: analysis of self-help books aimed at helping military spouses ...


After-School Tutoring, Household Substitution And Student Achievement: Experimental Evidence From Rural China, Jere R. Behrman, C. Simon Fan, Xiangdong Wei, Hongliang Zhang, Junsen Zhang 2020 University of Pennsylvania

After-School Tutoring, Household Substitution And Student Achievement: Experimental Evidence From Rural China, Jere R. Behrman, C. Simon Fan, Xiangdong Wei, Hongliang Zhang, Junsen Zhang

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

Worldwide children’s access to after-school learning activities is highly dependent on family backgrounds. Concern over the implications of such activities for child development and educational inequality has led to a global rise of public provision of after-school learning support. However little is known about interactions of public after-school activities and household investments in children’s learning. This paper contributes to the literature on the effects of public inputs on household inputs and student achievement in after-school settings. We build a model that integrates public and private inputs to produce student achievement through two competing mechanisms – diminishing returns to total ...


The Causal Effects Of Parents' Schooling On Children's Schooling In Urban China, Jere R. Behrman, Yuan Hu, Junsen Zhang 2020 University of Pennsylvania

The Causal Effects Of Parents' Schooling On Children's Schooling In Urban China, Jere R. Behrman, Yuan Hu, Junsen Zhang

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

Parental schooling is widely thought to improve child outcomes. But most studies on parental-child relations are associative, without control for estimation problems, such as unobserved intergenerationally-correlated endowments, if causality is of interest. The few exceptions are relatively recent studies that focus on high-income countries (HICs), with their much different contexts than the low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in which the vast majority of children globally are growing up. This paper estimates the causal (conditional on the assumptions for the model) relationships between parents’ schooling and their children’s schooling in the most populous LMIC, using adult identical (monozygotic, MZ) twins ...


Pamphlet: Arabs In The U.S. No Longer The Best Kept Secret In Ethnic America, American-Arab Anti-discrimination Committee 2020 University of North Florida

Pamphlet: Arabs In The U.S. No Longer The Best Kept Secret In Ethnic America, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Pamphlet discussing the Arab community and ethnic discrimination in America. Includes a form to request more information about the work of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. No date given.


Pamphlet: Florida Women’S Consortium: Communication, Coordination, Advocacy – Representing Organizations And Individuals Who Actively Work For The Advancement Of Women, Florida Women's Consortium 2020 University of North Florida

Pamphlet: Florida Women’S Consortium: Communication, Coordination, Advocacy – Representing Organizations And Individuals Who Actively Work For The Advancement Of Women, Florida Women's Consortium

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Informational introductory pamphlet for Florida Women’s Consortium with membership application. An advocacy group consisting of organizations and individuals committed to achieving full equality and empowerment for women. Primary goals are to provide a communication network and coordinate activities of member groups. No date given.


Marital Dissolutions And Changes In Mental Health: Evidence From Rural Malawi, Tyler W. Myroniuk, Hans-Peter Kohler, Iliana V. Kohler 2020 University of Alberta

Marital Dissolutions And Changes In Mental Health: Evidence From Rural Malawi, Tyler W. Myroniuk, Hans-Peter Kohler, Iliana V. Kohler

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

Family demographers conducting research in high-income countries have long examined the link between multiple dimensions of marital dissolutions—including discrete events and marital histories—and adverse health outcomes. Research on the relationship between marital dissolutions, marital histories, and health among older adults in sub-Saharan Africa is comparatively limited, and less empirically developed, despite marriage being a paramount cultural and life-course marker on the African continent. Using fixed-effects regressions and 2012 data from the Mature Adults Cohort of the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH-MAC) linked back to cohort information from 2008 and 2010 available through MLSFH, we test ...


Provider Reported Implementation Of Nutrition-Related Practices In Childcare Centers And Family Childcare Homes In Rural And Urban Nebraska, Dipti Dev, Aileen Garcia, David A. Dzewaltowski, Susan B. Sisson, Lisa Franzen-Castle, Zainab Rida, Natalie A. Williams, Carly Hillburn, Danae Dinkel, Deepa Srivastava, Christina Burger, Emily Hulse, Donnia Behrends, Natasha Frost 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Provider Reported Implementation Of Nutrition-Related Practices In Childcare Centers And Family Childcare Homes In Rural And Urban Nebraska, Dipti Dev, Aileen Garcia, David A. Dzewaltowski, Susan B. Sisson, Lisa Franzen-Castle, Zainab Rida, Natalie A. Williams, Carly Hillburn, Danae Dinkel, Deepa Srivastava, Christina Burger, Emily Hulse, Donnia Behrends, Natasha Frost

Faculty Publications, Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies

Approximately 15 million children under age 6 are in childcare settings, offering childcare providers an opportunity to influence children’s dietary intake. Childcare settings vary in organizational structure – childcare centers (CCCs) vs. family childcare homes (FCCHs) – and in geographical location – urban vs. rural. Research on the nutrition-related best practices across these childcare settings is scarce. The objective of this study is to compare nutrition-related best practices of CCCs and FCCHs that participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in rural and urban Nebraska. Nebraska providers (urban n = 591; rural n = 579) reported implementation level, implementation difficulty and ...


White Women Who Lead: God, Girlfriends, And Diversity Projects In A National Evangelical Ministry, Kelsy Burke, Amy McDowell 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

White Women Who Lead: God, Girlfriends, And Diversity Projects In A National Evangelical Ministry, Kelsy Burke, Amy Mcdowell

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

A robust body of literature has used feminist analysis to study white evangelical women in the United States, but few of these studies have addressed the reproduction of racial inequality. Beginning with the assumption that women-led evangelical ministries are racialized organizations, the authors examine the relationship between racial and gender ideologies and the messages of white evangelical women leaders at the IF:Gathering, a popular annual Christian women’s conference in the United States. On the surface, the women who lead IF embody a contradiction: they support the conservative gender ideology of evangelicalism while challenging this religious tradition by encouraging ...


First Divorce Rate In The U.S., 2018, Colette A. Allred, Valerie J. Schweizer 2020 Bowling Green State University

First Divorce Rate In The U.S., 2018, Colette A. Allred, Valerie J. Schweizer

National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

No abstract provided.


First Marriage Rate In The U.S., 2018, Valerie J. Schweizer 2020 Bowling Green State University

First Marriage Rate In The U.S., 2018, Valerie J. Schweizer

National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

No abstract provided.


Digital Commons powered by bepress