|Date||10/14/93 to 10/15/93|
|Location||Penn State University|
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
How Do Stepfamilies Function as Child-Rearing Organizations?
Lead Speaker: Mavis Hetherington, University of Virginia
How Do Nuclear and Post-Nuclear Stepfamilies Function as Sources of Support?
Lead Speaker: Lynn White, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Building Research and Policy Agendas - What Is Needed?
Lead Speaker: Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University
Booth, Alan and Judith F. Dunn (1994). Stepfamilies: Who Benefits? Who Does Not?. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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