Lancaster, PA - Frank Furstenberg, the Zellerback Family Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss "Destinies of the Disadvantaged: The Politics of Teenage Childbearing" on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Franklin & Marshall's Bonchek Lecture Hall, Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building.
The talk, sponsored by the Center for Liberal Arts and Society, Ware College House, and the Department of Sociology, is free and open to the public.
Furstenberg is also a research associate in the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood and Public Policy.
His interest in the American family began at Columbia University where he received his Ph.D. in 1967. His most recent book is Managing to Make It: Urban Families in High-Risk Neighborhoods with Thomas Cook, Jacquelynne Eccles, Glen Elder, and Arnold Sameroff (1999). His previous books and articles center on children, youth, families, and the public.
His current research projects focus on the family in the context of disadvantaged urban neighborhoods, adolescent sexual behavior, cross national research on children's well-being, and urban education. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.
He has held fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Russell Sage Foundation, and elsewhere. He has authored, co-authored, or edited over a dozen books, and over 100 articles on childrearing, divorce, how families navigate dangerous neighborhoods, child welfare, fertility, youth and the process of growing up.
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