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Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research

Edited by: Sandra L. Hofferth , Lynne M. Casper

Print publication date:  June  2006
Online publication date:  April  2013

Print ISBN: 9780805856170
eBook ISBN: 9780203759622
Adobe ISBN: 9781134814381


Book description

Dramatic societal changes have reshaped America’s families. Young adults have delayed marriage, and cohabitation before marriage has become commonplace. One in three women giving birth is unmarried, and the proportion of children under 18 living in single-parent families rose from 23 to 31 percent between 1980 and 2000, reflecting increased rates of both nonmarital childbearing and divorce.
This authoritative volume offers a blueprint for addressing some of the most important measurement issues in family research, and it points out potential pitfalls for researchers and students who may not be familiar with data quality issues.
The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research will appeal to scholars in the departments of psychology, sociology, and population studies, as well as researchers working in governmental agencies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Playing Catch-Up: Improving Data and Measures for Family Research Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Measuring Cohabitation: Does How, When, and Who You Ask Matter? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Measuring Cohabitation in Add Health Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Studying Marriage and Commitment With Survey Data Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Conceptualizing and Measuring Marital Virtues Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Assessing Couple and Marital Relationships: Beyond Form and Toward a Deeper Knowledge of Function Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Developing Measures of Healthy Marriages and Relationships Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Measuring Separation and Divorce Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Visible Hand: Editing Marital-History Data From Census Bureau Surveys Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Mapping Children's Living Arrangements With a Relationship Matrix Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Is Single-Parent Family a Misnomer Misdirecting Research and Policies? Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Cohabitation and Measurement of Family Trajectories Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Measuring Poverty With Different Units of Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Measuring Gay and Lesbian Couples Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Including the Military and the Incarcerated in Surveys of Families Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Male Relationship and Fertility Data in the NLSY Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Counting Dads: Improving Estimates of Teen Fatherhood Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Qualitative Insights for Studying Male Fertility Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Taking Stock: Do Surveys of Men's Fertility Deliver? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Resident Father Involvement and Social Fathering Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Measuring Contact Between Children and Nonresident Fathers Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Measuring Support to Children by Nonresident Fathers Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Progress Made, Gaps Remain: Final Observations Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
References Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
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