Children of the Land: Adversity and Success in Rural America by Glen H. Elder, Jr. (Paperback, 2014)
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- DescriptionIn Children of the Land, Glen H. Elder Jr. and Rand D. Conger ask whether traditional observations about farm families - strong intergenerational ties, productive roles for youth in work and social leadership, dedicated parents, and a network of positive engagement in church, school, and community life-apply to three hundred Iowa children who grew up with some tie to the land during the agricultural crisis of the 1980s, a time of widespread farm bankruptcies and factory closings. The answer, they show, is a resounding yes. A moving testament to the distinctly positive lifestyle of rural Midwestern families with connections to the land, this uplifting book also suggests important routes to success for youth in other high risk settings.
- Author BiographyGlen H. Elder Jr. is the Howard W. Odum Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and research professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rand D. Conger is distinguished professor of psychology, human development, and family studies in the Family Research Group at the University of California, Davis.
- Author(s)Glen H. Elder,Jr.
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication02/09/2014
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleThe John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Mental Health & Development, Studies on Successful Adolescent Development
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note37 line drawings, 56 tables
- Weight567 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
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