Managing to Make It Urban Families and Adolescent Success

ISBN-10: 0226273938
ISBN-13: 9780226273938
Edition: 2000
List price: $34.00
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Description: Based on over 500 interviews/case studies of families in inner-city Philadelphia, this text reveals how parents managed different levels of resources and dangers in low-income neighbourhoods and how this management, rather than community  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Based on over 500 interviews/case studies of families in inner-city Philadelphia, this text reveals how parents managed different levels of resources and dangers in low-income neighbourhoods and how this management, rather than community involvement, contributed to the success of their children.

Jacquelynne S. Eccles is McKeachie/Pintrich Distinguished University Professor in the School of Education, University of Michigan.

List of Illustrations
Preface
The Theory and Research Design
Parenting in the Inner City The Problem
The Philadelphia Study
The Findings
How They Fared Measuring Adolescent Success
How Parents Manage Risk and Opportunity
Parenting Matters
Family Influences and Adolescents' Lives
How Do Neighborhoods Matter?
Adolescent Competence and the Effects of Cumulative Risk Factors
Looking Ahead: Patterns of Success in Late Adolescence
Managing for Success: Lessons from the Study
Appendix
Notes
References
Index

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