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Human Development across Lives and Generations : The Potential for Change - P.Lindsay Chase-Lansdale

Human Development across Lives and Generations

The Potential for Change

Paperback Published: 23rd November 2004
ISBN: 9780521535793
Number Of Pages: 412

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Our volume examines the potential for change during the life course and across generations. We address the possibilities for promoting healthy development from infancy to adulthood in three key domains: human capital, partnership behavior, and child and adolescent development. Drawing from the disciplines of economics, demography, sociology, psychology, and psychiatry, our volume takes a multidisciplinary approach to review relevant empirical work regarding aspects of change and continuity, and the ways in which policies and programs might bring about change. We feature chapters from leading researchers in five countries to address these important issues. The main purpose of our volume is to link and integrate the lessons learned from multiple disciplines about change and continuity in order to examine how our nations can improve life chances.

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'... thoughtful and valuable ... It is strongly recommended for researchers, clinicians and students, and for policy makers whose concern is to improve the circumstances of childhood for the benefit of the child's future life as well as for the benefit of society.' Psychological Medicine
"A new look at the nature-nurture issue, presenting it as an integrated system in which there is interaction and interdependence and in which causality is almost never linear or caused by only one factor....A very powerful example of the need for professionals to be conversant in and with other disciplines...bringing together the fields of economics, demography, sociology, psychology, and psychiatry....An extraordinary volume that deals with fundamental questions about human development" Contemporary Psychology

Introduction and Overview
Human development across lives and generations: the potential for change
Life-course development: the interplay of social-selection and social causations within and across generations
Human Capital
An overview of economic and social opportunities and disadvantage in European households
Parental, childhood, and early adult legacies in the emergence of adult social exclusion: evidence on what matters from a British cohort
Individual and parent based intervention strategies for promoting human capital and positive behavior
Partnership Behavior
Cohabitation and divorce across nations and generations
The intergenerational transmission of couple instability
Strengthening partnerships and families
Psychological Health and Development
Intergenerational continuities and discontinuities in psychological problems
Discontinuity and stability of iq's: the French adoption studies
What do we know about children's development from theory, intervention, and policy?
Conclusion
Human development and the potential for change from the perspective of multiple disciplines: what have we learned?
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ISBN: 9780521535793
ISBN-10: 0521535794
Series: The Jacobs Foundation Series on Adolescence
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 23rd November 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.58

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