Family Relations

Family Relations is a journal for family practitioners and academics on relationships across the life cycle with implications for intervention, education and public policy. It is published five times a year by the National Council on Family Relations. Editorial headquarters are in Blacksburg, Va. It has been in publication since 1951. Subjects covered include sociology, marriage and family.

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 5, December

A Note from the Guest Editors
Several years ago, we began examining the nexus of families and communities. We were interested in elaborating a community capacity model and its application for studying military families, in particular the effects of formal and informal networks on...
Bonding Social Capital in Low-Income Neighborhoods
Abstract:Social capital has recently become a guiding theoretical framework for family interventions in low-income neighborhoods. In the context of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Making Connections initiative, this research uses hierarchical linear...
Community Social Organization: A Conceptual Linchpin in Examining Families in the Context of Communities*
Abstract:The concept of social organization provides an important framework for understanding families in the context of communities and focuses our attention on norms, networks, and associated processes that typify community life. We discuss the significance...
Democratic Community Initiatives: The Case of Overscheduled Children
Abstract:We describe a democratic citizen model of community organizing for mobilizing and partnering with families, using the overscheduling of children as a case example. We provide an overview of the growing body of research on this aspect of family...
Explaining Teen Childbearing and Cohabitation: Community Embeddedness and Primary Ties*
Abstract:This investigation examines whether access to social capital reduces the chance that teens will cohabit or have a nonmaritally conceived birth. Using data from a nationally representative panel study of eighth-grade girls and their parents,...
Families and Communities: An Annotated Bibliography
Abstract:Connections between families and communities are dynamic and contextual, and their influences are reciprocal. We present a resource guide for family social scientists who are focusing on the nexus of families and communities by highlighting...
Latino Adolescents' Perception of Parenting Behaviors and Self-Esteem: Examining the Role of Neighborhood Risk
Abstract:We examined the relations among parenting behaviors, adolescents' self-esteem, and neighborhood risk with a Midwestern sample of 324 Latino adolescents. The findings suggest that boys' self-esteem is influenced by both mothers' and fathers'...
Neighborhood and Gender Effects on Family Processes: Results from the Moving to Opportunity Program*
Abstract:Data from the New York City Moving to Opportunity 3-year follow-up were used to examine neighborhood and gender effects on adolescents' family processes. Low-income, minority families in public housing in high-poverty neighborhoods were assigned...
Selecting and Assessing the Family-Friendly Community: Adaptive Strategies of Middle-Class, Dual-Earner Couples
Abstract:Using a life course perspective, this study analyzes the adaptive strategy of community selection utilized by middle-class dual-earner couples, as well as the perceived family friendliness of their communities. Although many common concerns...
The Effects of Community Demands, Resources, and Strategies on the Nature and Consequences of the Work-Family Interface: An Agenda for Future Research
Abstract:This article presents a broad conceptual framework that suggests ways in which community demands, resources, and strategies influence relationships between work demands, resources, and family well-being. Withindomain and boundary-spanning community...
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