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Future Families explores the variety of family forms which characterize our contemporary culture, while addressing the implications of these increasingly diverse family units on child development.
Ross D. Parke is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, and past Director of the Center for Family Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He has authored or co-authored several books on the field, including Fathers and Fatherhood, Throwaway Dads, Child Psychology: A Contemporary Perspective, and Social Development.
Chapter 1 Challenges to the Ideal Family Form
Chapter 2 Changing Parental Roles: The Sharing and Redistribution of Family Responsibility in Contemporary Families
Chapter 3 Further Assaults on the “Ideal” Family Form: Divorce, Re-Marriage, Single Parenthood and Cohabitation
Chapter 4 Same-Gender Families: Are Two Mothers or Fathers Good Enough?
Chapter 5 How Many “Parents” Are Too Many? Insights from the Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Chapter 6 Many Mothers, Many Fathers, Many Others: Insights from Other Cultures
Chapter 7 All About Relatives and Fictive Relatives: Insights from Diverse Ethnic Groups in Our Own Culture (Past and Present)
Chapter 8 Multiple Caregivers: Harmful or Helpful for Caregivers Themselves
Chapter 9 In Support of Alternative Family Forms: Overcoming the Barriers to Change