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Furstenberg, Frank F. 1940-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 215 publications in 2 languages and 11,599 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: HQ759.4, 306.87
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frank F Furstenberg
The new American grandparent : a place in the family, a life apart by Andrew J Cherlin( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided families : what happens to children when parents part by Frank F Furstenberg( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the effects of divorce on children and their parents
Unplanned parenthood : the social consequences of teenage childbearing by Frank F Furstenberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolescent mothers in later life by Frank F Furstenberg( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark study traces the life histories of approximately 300 teenage mothers and their children over a seventeen-year period. From interview data and case studies, it provides a vivid account of the impact of early childbearing on young mothers and their children. Some remarkable and surprising results emerge from this unique study of the long term adaptation to early parenthood. It also offers refreshing insights into the unexplored connections between mothers' careers and the development of their children. Adolescent Mothers in Later Life will be an invaluable resource for all those interested in teenage pregnancy
Recycling the family : remarriage after divorce by Frank F Furstenberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destinies of the disadvantaged : the politics of teenage childbearing by Frank F Furstenberg( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teen childbearing has risen to frighteningly high levels over the last four decades, jeopardizing the life chances of young parents and their offspring alike, particularly among minority communities. Or at least, that's what politicians on the right and left often tell us, and what the American public largely believes. But sociologist Frank Furstenberg argues that the conventional wisdom distorts reality. In Destinies of the Disadvantaged, Furstenberg traces tile history of public concern over teen pregnancy, exploring why this topic has become so politically powerful, and so misunderstood." "Destinies of the Disadvantaged relates how the issue emerged from obscurity to become one of the most heated social controversies in America. Both slipshod research by social scientists and opportunistic grandstanding by politicians have contributed to public misunderstanding of the issue. Although out-of-wedlock teen pregnancy rose notably between 1960 and 1990-a cause for concern given the burdens of single motherhone at a young age - this trend did not reflect a rise in the rate of overall teen pregnancies. In fact, teen pregnancy actually declined dramatically in the 1960s and 1970s." "Addressing teen pregnancy was originally aliberal cause, led by advocates of family planning services, legalized abortion, and social welfare programs for single mothers, The issue was later adopted by conservatives, who argued that those Iiberal remedies were encouraging teen parenthood. According to Furstenberg, the flexible political usefulness of the issue explains its held on political discourse. The politics of teen parenthood is a fascinating case study in the abuse of social science for political ends. In Destinies of the Disadvantaged, Furstenberg brings that tale to life with the perspective of ahistorian and the insight of an insider, and provides the straight facts needed to craft effective policies to address teen pregnancy."--Jacket
Managing to make it : urban families and adolescent success( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging misconceptions about life in the inner-city, Managing to Make It shows that poor parenting is not necessarily more common in disadvantaged neighborhoods and explains why neighborhood advantaged is not invariably linked to success. At the same time the study offers a wealth of information about programs, services, and policy decisions that will be indispensable to policy makers, sociologists, educators, and anyone concerned with the fate of the urban poor
Teenage sexuality, pregnancy, and childbearing( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the frontier of adulthood : theory, research, and public policy by Richard A Settersten( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In On the Frontier of Adulthood, Richard A. Settersten Jr., Frank F. Furstenberg Jr., Ruben G. Rumbaut, and a team of distinguished contributors consider the nature and consequences of changes in early adulthood by drawing on a wide variety of historical and contemporary data from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. Especially dramatic shifts have occurred in the conventional markers of adulthood - leaving home, finishing school, getting a job, getting married, and having children - and in how these experiences are configured as a set
Fathering across diversity and adversity : international perspectives and policy interventions( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the academic curtain : how to find success and happiness with a PhD by Frank F Furstenberg( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More people than ever are going to graduate school to seek a PhD these days. When they get there, they discover a bewildering environment: a rapid immersion in their discipline, a keen competition for resources, and uncertain options for their future, whether inside or outside of academia. Life with a PhD can begin to resemble an unsolvable maze. In 'Behind the academic curtain', Frank F. Furstenberg offers a clear and user-friendly map to this maze. Drawing on decades of experience in academia, he provides a comprehensive, empirically grounded, and, most important of all, practical guide to academic life. While the greatest anxieties for PhD candidates and postgrads are often centered on getting that tenure-track dream job, each stage of an academic career poses a series of distinctive problems. Furstenberg divides these stages into five chapters that cover the entire trajectory of an academic life, including how to make use of a PhD outside of academia. From finding the right job to earning tenure, from managing teaching loads to conducting research, from working on committees to easing into retirement, he illuminates all the challenges and opportunities an academic can expect to encounter. Each chapter is designed for easy consultation, with copious signposts, helpful suggestions, and a bevy of questions that all academics should ask themselves throughout their career, whether at a major university, junior college, or a nonacademic organization. An honest and up-to-date portrayal of how this life really works, 'Behind the academic curtain' is an essential companion for any scholar, at any stage of his or her career."--The Amazon
Transitioning to adulthood in Asia : school, work, and family life( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geteilte Familien by Frank F Furstenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caring and paying : what fathers and mothers say about child support by Frank F Furstenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report explores the circumstances and opinions of 71 parents from Baltimore, Maryland), Grand Rapids (Michigan), and New York City who were interviewed as part of a project aimed at increasing the employment opportunities and earnings of disadvantaged fathers, and the amount of the fathers' child support payments. This project, the Parents' Fair Share Demonstration (pfs), uses a combination of job training, personal support, and incentives to provide opportunities for out-of-work fathers whose children receive public assistance to better fulfill their parental roles, especially their role as provider. The pfs project grew out of a provision of the Family Support Act of 1988, which authorized a small-scale effort to help noncustodial parents who are unable to pay child support because they are unemployed. The overall purpose of the interviews of parents was to learn what noncustodial parents think about their roles and responsibilities, and about the public institutions that enforce child support obligations. The document has three main sections which report on the interviews in the three cities. Each section includes an explanation of the interview methodology, excerpts from the interviews, and a discussion of the implications of the parents' attitudes for pfs. An appendix provides a brief explanation of the background and goals of the pfs project. (Mdm)
The well-being of California's children by Frank F Furstenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the 1999 National Survey of America's Families as a source of data collected on 1,917 children living in California households to examine variations in the well-being of children in the state and to compare their overall welfare to the welfare of children in other states
School-to-career and post-secondary education : evidence from the Philadelphia Educational Longitudinal Study by Frank F Furstenberg( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We study a set of programs implemented in Philadelphia high schools that focus on boosting post-secondary enrollment. These programs are less career oriented than traditional school-to-work programs, but are consistent with the broadening of the goals of school-to-work to emphasize post-secondary education. The Philadelphia Longitudinal Educational Study (PELS) data set that we examine contains an unusually large amount of information on individuals prior to placement in STC programs. We use the detailed information in the PELS to study the process of selection into these programs and to examine their impact on a set of mainly schooling-related outcomes during and after high school, although we also consider their impact on non-academic outcomes. The data point to positive effects of these programs on high school graduation and on both academic and non-academic awards in high school, and similar negative effects on dropping out of high school. The results also suggest positive effects on aspirations for higher education and on college attendance. In addition, there is some evidence that these programs are more effective in increasing college attendance and aspirations among at-risk youths
National survey of children : wave I, 1976, wave II, 1981, and wave III, 1987 by Nicholas Zill( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this study was to assess the physical, social, and psychological well-being of American children, to develop a national profile of the way children in the United States live, to permit analysis of the relationships between the conditions of children's lives and measures of child development, and to examine the effects of marital disruption on the development of children and on the operation of single and multi-parent families. Information is provided on the child's well-being, family, experiences with family disruption, behavior, physical health, and mental health
Remarriage( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shape of the American family in the year 2000 by Andrew J Cherlin( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burdens and benefits : the impact of early childbearing on the family by Frank F Furstenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Divided families : what happens to children when parents part
Alternative Names
Frank Furstenberg American sociologist

Frank Furstenberg sociologue américain

Furstenberg, Franck F., Jr

Furstenberg, Frank F.

Furstenberg, Frank F. 1940- jun

Furstenberg, Frank F. Jr

Furstenberg, Frank F. jun. 1940-

Furstenberg Jr., Franck F.

Languages
English (171)

German (1)

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Divided families : what happens to children when parents partAdolescent mothers in later lifeDestinies of the disadvantaged : the politics of teenage childbearingManaging to make it : urban families and adolescent successOn the frontier of adulthood : theory, research, and public policyFathering across diversity and adversity : international perspectives and policy interventions