1st Annual Symposium -- Stepfamilies: Who Benefits? Who Does Not?

Date 10/14/93 to 10/15/93
Location Penn State University
Description

From the Preface

Stepfamilies are one of the fastest growing family types in industrial nations. Nearly one third of all Americans is now a stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, or some other member of a stepfamily. Compared to other family groups, the stepfamily has been neglected both with respect to research and to policy.

Marriages That Create Stepfamilies - Why Do They Occur? Fail? Succeed?

Lead Speaker: David Popenoe, Rutgers University

Discussants:
Marilyn Coleman, University of Missouri-Columbia
Lawrence A. Kurdek, Wright State University
Norval Glenn, University of Texas

How Do Stepfamilies Function as Child-Rearing Organizations?

Lead Speaker: Mavis Hetherington, University of Virginia

Discussants:
Paul Amato, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Elizabeth Thomson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nicholas Zill, Westat

How Do Nuclear and Post-Nuclear Stepfamilies Function as Sources of Support?

Lead Speaker: Lynn White, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Discussants:
Teresa Cooney, University of Delaware
Dennis Hogan, The Pennsylvania State University
Judith Seltzer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Building Research and Policy Agendas - What Is Needed?

Lead Speaker: Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University

Discussants:
Margaret Mahoney, University of Pittsburgh
Mark Fine, University of Dayton
Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, University of Chicago

Book Citation

Booth, Alan and Judith F. Dunn (1994). Stepfamilies: Who Benefits? Who Does Not?. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

To purchase the book: www.psypress.com

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