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This comprehensive introduction to marriage and the family combines the most current research base with an emphasis on family background and diversity. It presents a positive perspective on families and focuses on the importance of public and social policy in the lives of families. Each chapter concludes with a section on public policy and critical thinking questions. The text makes research and statistics easy for students to follow and understand, and it integrates cultural diversity throughout.
Table of Contents
|Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families in the Twenty-First Century|
|Family Backgrounds and How They Influence Us|
|Gender: Identity and Roles|
|Attraction and Dating|
|Love and Mate Selection|
|Qualities of a Successful Marriage|
|Marital Relationships Over The Family Life Cycle|
|Work, Family Roles, and Material Resources|
|Power, Decision Making, and Communication|
|Family Planning and Parenting|
|Pregnancy and Childbirth|
|Parents and Extended Family Relationships|
|Conflict, Family Crises, and Crisis Management|
|The Family and Divorce|
|Coming Together: Remarriage and Stepparenting|
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