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Booth, Alan 1935-2015

Works: 86 works in 380 publications in 1 language and 20,126 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Longitudinal studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Thesis advisor, Other, Director
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan Booth
Work-family challenges for low-income parents and their children by Ann C Crouter( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The area of work and family is a hot topic in the social sciences and appeals to scholars in a wide range of disciplines. There are few edited volumes in this area, however, and this may be the only one that focuses on low-income families--a particularly
Children's influence on family dynamics : the neglected side of family relationships by Ann C Crouter( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central premise of this volume is that children bring personal qualities to their relationships with other family members that help shape family interaction, relationships, and even processes that family researchers have called "parenting." The chapters address how children's personal qualities make their mark on families in ways that may in turn influence children's subsequent development. It is divided into four parts, each dealing with a different aspect of the topic. Chapters include: (1) "Child Effects on Family Systems: Behavioral Genetic Strategies" (D. Reiss); (2) "On the Meaning of Models: a Signal Amidst the Noise" (K. McCartney); (3) "Are We Finally Ready to Move Beyond Nature vs. Nurture?" (X. Ge, M.B. Donnellan, and L. Harper); (4) "How to Spin Straw Into Gold" (J.R. Udry); (5) "Infant Negative Emotionality, Caregiving, and Family Relationships" (S. Crockenberg and E. Leerkes); (6) "Child Effects on the Family: An Example of the Extreme Case and Question of Methodology" (C.A. Stifter); (7) "Sensitivity to Infants' Cues: As Much a Mandate for Researchers as for Parents" (J.P. McHale, K.C. Kavanaugh, and J.M. Berkman); (8) "The Developmental Course from Child Effects to Child Effectiveness" (P.M. Cole); (9) "Parenting of Adolescents: Action or Reaction?" (M. Kerr and H. Stattin); (10) "On the Brink: Stability and Change in Parent-Child Relations in Adolescence" (E.G. Menaghan); (11) "Parental Monitoring: Action and Reaction" (G.H. Brody); (12) "Parental Monitoring: a Person-Environment Interaction Perspective on This Key Parenting Skill" (D.M. Capaldi); (13) "Straw Men, Untested Assumptions, and Bi-Directional Models: a Response to Capaldi and Brody" (M. Kerr and H. Stattin); (14) "The Gender of Child and Parent as Factors in Family Dynamics" (E.E. Maccoby); (15) "How Do Children Exert an Impact on Family Life?" (S.M. McHale and A.C. Crouter); (16) "Eleanor E. Maccoby on the Active Child: Gender Differences and Family Interactions" (H. Stattin and M. Kerr); (17) "Reply to Stattin--Kerr Critique" (E.E. Maccoby); (18) "a Gender-Balanced Approach to the Study of Childhood Aggression and Reciprocal Family Influences" (N.R. Crick); (19) "Child Effects as Family Process" (L. Shanahan and J.M. Sobolewski). (Each chapter contains references.) (Gcp)
Religious influences on health and well-being in the elderly( )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The volume focuses on the ways in which religious institutions, religious practices, and religious organizations impact the health and well-being of older persons."--Jacket
Men in families : when do they get involved? : what difference does it make? by Alan Booth( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just living together : implications of cohabitation on families, children, and social policy( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing a road map for future research, programme development and policymaking this volume serves as an important resource for people interested in learning about variations in the ways families of today are choosing to organize themselves
A generation at risk : growing up in an era of family upheaval by Paul R Amato( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a unique fifteen-year study begun in 1980, the book considers parents' socioeconomic resources, their gender roles and relations, and the quality and stability of their marriages. It then examines children's relations with their parents, their intimate and broader social affiliations, and their psychological well-being. The authors provide rare insight into how both familial and historical contexts affect young people as they make the transition to adulthood. Perhaps surprising is the authors' finding that, in this era of shifting gender roles, children who grow up in traditional father-breadwinner, mother-homemaker families and those in more egalitarian, role-sharing families apparently turn out the same. Also striking are the beneficial influence of parental education on children and the troubling long-term impact of marital conflict and divorce--an outcome that prompts the authors to suggest policy measures that encourage marital quality and stability
The new population problem : why families in developed countries are shrinking and what it means by Alan Booth( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the United States, these effects are mitigated by an influx in immigration; however, each country reacts differently to the prospect of immigration because of the issues of national identity that are affected. This population shift is therefore of interest at the level of the individuals and couples who are making fertility-related decisions, as well as at the level of the societies that must come to grips with their long-term implications."--Jacket
Does it take a village? : community effects on children, adolescents, and families by Alan Booth( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does It Take a Village? focuses on the mechanisms that link community characteristics to the functioning of the families and individuals within them--community norms, economic opportunities, reference groups for assessing relative deprivation, and
Couples in conflict by Alan Booth( )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is based on the presentations and discussions of a national symposium on
Romance and sex in adolescence and emerging adulthood : risks and opportunities by Alan Booth( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Risks and Opportunities, top scholars in the field of family research examine the nature and origin of adolescents' contemporary patterns of sexual and romantic relationships, spanning such diverse topics as the evolutionary roots of these behaviors, as well as policies and programs that represent best practices for addressing these issues in schools and communities. The text offers interdisciplinary expertise from scholars of psychology, social work, sociology, demography, economics, human development and family studies, a
Biosocial foundations of family processes by Alan Booth( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Genes and environment. Biology and behavior. Nature and nurture. The terminology may be clear-cut, but the processes themselves are far from simple: unlike the direct cause-and-effect dichotomies of past frameworks, researchers now recognize these family-based connections as multifaceted, transactional, and emergent. [This book] aims at illuminating a multiplicity of approaches and methodologies for studying family dynamics, to match the complex interplay of physiological factors, environmental challenges, and behavioral adaptations that characterize family life and development. Chapters illustrate physical and social influences on parenting, childhood, adolescence, fertility, and family formation, providing analytical frameworks for understanding key areas such as family behavior, health, development, and adaptation to contextual stressors."--Jacket
Early adulthood in a family context by Alan Booth( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graduation, full-time employment, independent living, marriage, parenthood--for decades this has been the idealized trajectory to adulthood. More recently, however, scholars, practitioners, and young adults themselves are recognizing the disconnect between long-held cultural scripts and current social and economic realities, as more young adults are following a wide range of pathways to adulthood. Early Adulthood in a Family Context provides insight on a contemporary cross-section of families that are diverse in terms of class, ethnicity, immigrant status, and economic circumstances. Focusing on family characteristics and dynamics that promote successful transitions to early adulthood, the book presents new theories, methodologies, and findings about the familial experiences and behaviors of young adults with their parents, partners, and offspring. Contributors also warn against oversimplified conclusions by emphasizing the variety of pathways to adulthood and recommending public policy supports for young adults. Included in the coverage: Parental support and young adults well-being. Young adults in the digital world. Child well-being and the long reach of the family. Developmental shifts in romantic/sexual relationships from adolescence to young adulthood. Becoming a parent: social contexts of fertility during young adulthood. Young adult fertility in the context of economic disadvantage. Early Adulthood in a Family Context brings current issues into clear perspective and deserves a wide audience among researchers, faculty, and students of human development and family studies, family sociology, and demography as well as policy makers and practitioners
Families and child health by Nancy Landale( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adult's health is determined not only by stress levels, food choices, and recreational habits. Science is paying increased attention to the roles of prenatal, perinatal, and early childhood conditions in shaping health and well-being across the lifespan. Families and Child Health brings clarity to this complex and multifaceted topic. This comprehensive volume presents analyses of the interactions between the "nature" and "nurture" components of the equation, providing current findings on in utero nutrition and development and examining the roles of social determinants and family discord in the creation of health disparities. Contributors emphasize opportunities for prevention and intervention and make the case for interdisciplinary collaboration. Among the topics covered in depth are: Early developmental origins of chronic disease. Lifecourse exposures and social disparities in child health. The science of designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and policies for child health. Effects of early psychosocial deprivation on children's cognitive and social development. The family-friendly workplace and its impact on child and family health. Integrating perspectives on children's health. Families and Child Health is bedrock reading for researchers, professors, and graduate students in disparate fields such as policy analysis, human development, family studies, sociology, social welfare, family demography, public health, health science, clinical psychology, social psychology, behavioral medicine, and public policy. Policymakers will also find it of considerable importance
Stepfamilies : who benefits? who does not? by Alan Booth( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stepfamilies represent an increasing number of American households and shape the upbringing of countless stepchildren. Despite their prominence in society, our knowledge about these families is very limited. To address this deficit, the editors have drawn together the work of 16 nationally known scholars to deal with four questions: * Marriages that create stepfamilies: Why do they occur? Fail? Succeed? * How do stepfamilies function as child rearing environments? * How do stepfamilies function as sources of support in later life? * Building research and
Family-school links : how do they affect educational outcomes? by Alan Booth( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores issues related to the links between families and schools and how they affect children's educational achievement, and is organized as follows: Part 1, titled "Families and Schools: How Can They Work Together To Promote Children's School Success?" Contains the following chapters: chapter 1, "Family Involvement in Chidrens' and Adolescents' Schooling" (Jacquelynne S. Eccles and Rena D. Harold); chapter 2, "The Structural Context of Family-School Relations" (Sanford M. Dornbusch and Kristan L. Glasgow); chapter 3, "Parents as Full Partners in Education" (Norris M. Haynes and Michael Ben-Avie); and chapter 4, "Assessing Parent Involvement in Schooling: a Critical Analysis" (Annette Lareau). Part 2, titled "How Do School Processes Affect Children and Their Families?" Contains the following chapters: chapter 5, "Schools and Children at Risk" (Karl L. Alexander and Doris R. Entwisle); chapter 6, "Inequality in Educational Achievement: Families Are the Source, but Are Schools a Prophylactic?" (Thomas D. Cook); chapter 7, "Effects of Schooling on Children and Families" (Adam Gamoran); chapter 8, "Schools, Children at Risk, and Suffessful Interventions" (Claude Goldenberg); and chapter 9, "Further Comments on Seasonal Learning" (Doris R. Entwisle and Karl L. Alexander). Part 3, titled "How is Changing Family Structure Affecting School Outcomes?" Consists of: chapter 10, "Family Change and Student Achievement: What We Have Learned, What It Means for Schools" (Nicholas Zill); chapter 11, "Changes in Families and Trends in Schooling" (Robert D. Mare); chapter 12, "Family Composition, Family Interaction, and Children's Academic and Behavior Problems: Interpreting the Data" (Elizabeth G. Menaghan); and chapter 13, "Toward a Balanced View of Family Change" (Fiane Scott-Jones). Part 4 titled: "Building Research and Policy Agendas: New Directions" contists of: chapter 14, "Perspectives and Previews on Research and Policy for School, Family, and Community Partnerships" (Joyce L. Epstein); chapter 15, "New National Directions in Research and Policy" (Oliver C. Moles); chapter 16, "Research and Practical Application for School, Family, and Community Partnerships" (Gary M. Lloyd); chapter 17, "Family Diversity, Intellectual Inequality, and Academic Achievement Among American Children (Daniel T. Lichter); and chapter 18, "Family-School Links: An Overview" (Karen L. Bierman). Includes and author index and a subject index. (Sd)
Families in an era of increasing inequality : diverging destinies by Paul R Amato( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The widening gap between the rich and the poor is turning the American dream into an impossibility for many, particularly children and families. And as the children of low-income families grow to adulthood, they have less access to opportunities and resources than their higher-income peers--and increasing odds of repeating the experiences of their parents. Families in an Era of Increasing Inequality probes the complex relations between social inequality and child development and examines possibilities for disrupting these ongoing patterns. Experts across the social sciences track trends in marriage, divorce, employment, and family structure across socioeconomic strata in the U.S. and other developed countries. These family data give readers a deeper understanding of how social class shapes children's paths to adulthood and how those paths continue to diverge over time and into future generations. In addition, contributors critique current policies and programs that have been created to reduce disparities and offer suggestions for more effective alternatives. Among the topics covered: Inequality begins at home: the role of parenting in the diverging destinies of rich and poor children. Inequality begins outside the home: putting parental educational investments into context. How class and family structure impact the transition to adulthood. Dealing with the consequences of changes in family composition. Dynamic models of poverty-related adversity and child outcomes. The diverging destinies of children and what it means for children's lives. As new initiatives are sought to improve the lives of families and children in the short and long term, Families in an Era of Increasing Inequality is a key resource for researchers and practitioners in family studies, social work, health, education, sociology, demography, and psychology"--Back cover
Child care in the 1990s : trends and consequences by Alan Booth( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together professionals from sociology, economics, psychology, and family studies, this volume presents papers from a symposium on child care that sought answers to each of the four questions listed in the table of contents. A lead speaker provided an answer, and discussants had a chance to critique the main presentation and set forth their own views. Each session also included a policy person to deal with issues from an applied perspective. The lead papers, review papers, and rejoinders constitute the contents of this volume. Interdisciplinary in scope, it deals with the central issue
Disparities in school readiness : how families contribute to transitions into school by Alan Booth( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Significant disparities exist in children's behavioral and learning capacities that support successful transitions into school. In this new volume, leading researchers from a variety of disciplines review the latest data on how families influence their children's transitions into school. The inequalities that exist in school readiness, the roots of the inequalities, and the ways in which families exacerbate or minimize these inequalities, are explored. The book concludes with a review of policies and programs that represent the best practices for how families, schools and communities can address these disparities."--
Urban crowding and its consequences by Alan Booth( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerging methods in family research by Susan McHale( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family can be a model of loving support, a crucible of pathology, or some blend of the two. Across disciplines, it is also the basic unit for studying human relationships, patterns of behavior, and influence on individuals and society. As family structures evolve and challenge previous societal norms, new means are required for understanding their dynamics, and for improving family interventions and policies. Emerging Methods in Family Research details innovative approaches designed to keep researchers apace with the diversity and complexities of today's families. This versatile idea-book offers meaningful new ways to represent multiple forms of diversity in family structure and process, cutting-edge updates to family systems models and measurement methods, and guidance on the research process, from designing projects to analyzing findings. These chapters provide not only new frameworks for basic research on families, but also prime examples of their practical use in intervention and policy studies. Contributors also consider the similarities and differences between the study of individuals and the study of family relationships and systems. Included in the coverage: Use of nonlinear dynamic models to study families as coordinated symbiotic systems. Use of network models for understanding change and diversity in the formal structure of American families. Representing trends and moment-to-moment variability in dyadic and family processes using state-space modeling techniques. Why qualitative and ethnographic methods are essential for understanding family life. Methods in multi-site trials of family-based interventions. Implementing the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) to analyze the effects of family interventions. Researchers in human development, family studies, clinical and developmental psychology, social psychology, sociology, anthropology, and social welfare as well as public policy researchers will welcome Emerging Methods in Family Research as a resource to inspire novel approaches to studying families
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Work-family challenges for low-income parents and their children
Children's influence on family dynamics : the neglected side of family relationshipsReligious influences on health and well-being in the elderlyMen in families : when do they get involved? : what difference does it make?Just living together : implications of cohabitation on families, children, and social policyA generation at risk : growing up in an era of family upheavalThe new population problem : why families in developed countries are shrinking and what it meansDoes it take a village? : community effects on children, adolescents, and familiesCouples in conflict
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Booth, Alan

Booth, Alan, 1935-

Booth, Allan 1935-

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