American Families and the Future: Analyses of Possible Destinies

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1993-08-23
  • Publisher: Routledge

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American Families and the Future discusses a variety of issues that face and will continue to families in coming years and describes various strategies families can use in their decisionmaking processes. As the world heads into the twenty-first century, individuals and their families are being confronted with a more diverse array of possible life experiences than has ever existed before. Changes in longevity, marriage, fertility, employment, and many other areas have created new opportunities for individual and family choice and variability in life course experiences. Professionals who work with families will find this book an enlightening and encouraging guide for helping families cope with the myriad issues and choices they face in planning for their futures.

Table of Contents

Expanding Choice in Long Term Planning for Family Futuresp. 1
Recent Demographic Change: Implications for Families Planning for the Futurep. 37
Present and Future Health Care for an Aging Society: A Proactive Self-Health Approachp. 57
Intergenerational Issues in Long Term Planningp. 73
Social Programs for Families in Poverty: Past Impacts and Future Prospectsp. 97
Issues of Technology's Possible Futuresp. 125
Technological Change, Sexuality, and Family Futures Planningp. 135
Theoretical Issues in Researching Problem Solving in Familiesp. 155
Problem-Solving and Decision-Making as Central Processes of Family Life: An Ecological Framework for Family Relations and Family Resource Managementp. 187
Rethinking Family Decision Making: A Family Decision Making Model Under Constraints on Time and Informationp. 223
Adolescents' Contributions to Family Decision Makingp. 241
Family Futures: Possibilities, Preferences and Probabilitiesp. 255
The Family Peace Connection: Implications for Constructing the Reality of the Futurep. 263
The Heart of the Story: Mythology in Service of the Past, Contemporary, and Future Familyp. 279
Families in Time to Come: Taking a Position on Trends and Issuesp. 303
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