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1 The Changing American Family 1
WHAT IS A FAMILY? 3
FAMILY STRUCTURES VS. FAMILY PROCESSES 8
THE EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN FAMILIES 16
THE APPROACH AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THIS BOOK 28
2 How We Study the Family: Theories and Research Methods 31
OVERVIEW: THE NEED FOR GOOD THEORY AND RESEARCH DESIGN 33
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS 33
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 47
DEMOGRAPHIC ISSUES IN RESEARCH 57
3 Sex and Gender 67
OVERVIEW: A BIOECOLOGICAL APPROAC... MORE