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978-0-226-27391-4 / 0226273911

Managing to Make It: Urban Families and Adolescent Success (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Mental Health and De)

by Furstenberg Jr., Frank F.

Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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One of the myths about families in inner-city neighborhoods is that they are characterized by poor parenting. Sociologist Frank Furstenberg and his colleagues explode this and other misconceptions about success, parenting, and socioeconomic advantage in Managing to Make It. This unique studythe first in the MacArthur Foundation Studies on Successful Adolescent Development seriesfocuses on how and why youth are able to overcome social disadvantages.
Based on nearly 500 interviews and case studies of families in inner-city Philadelphia, Managing to Make It lays out in detail the creative means parents use to manage risks and opportunities in their communities. More importantly, it also depicts the strategies parents develop to steer their children away from risk and toward resources that foster positive development and lead to success.

"Indispensible to anyone concerned about breaking the cycle of poverty and helplessness among at-risk adolescents, this book has a readable, graphic style easily grasped by those unfamiliar with statistical techniques." Library Journal

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