come from homes high in aversive interactions are more likely to have erratic patterns of work in which they move from job to job, are unemployed, or shift from one line of work to another. Second, Patterson ( 1982) reports evidence that children with aggressive behavior problems at home achieve less in school. Thus, it is likely that homes which are more nurturing and less aversive will produce better socialized children who will be more likely to succeed in school and more likely to contribute to the society. Third, as Elder's work suggests, lower levels of conflict in the home could contribute to lower levels of conflict in work settings, which might increase productivity.
The authors would like to thank Tara Budinger, Steven C. Hayes, Jerry Patterson, and George Singer for feedback on earlier drafts of this chapter. Data used in this chapter were collected thanks to a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (MH34517).
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