Children of Color: Research, Health, and Policy Issues

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Editorial Reviews

The proceedings from the second Society for Research on Child Development Round Table, for which date or location are not noted, focus on children from currently defined minority groups in the US. The 12 papers include discussions of conceptual and methodological issues in the study of ethnic minority children and adolescents, the mental health status of immigrant and migrant Hispanic children, and US immigration policy and Chinese children and families. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815322887
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Series: Reference Books on Family Issues Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Hiram E. Fitzgerald is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and Applied Developmental Science Programs at Michigan State University. Barry M. Lester is at the Brown University School of Medicine where he is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. Barry S. Zuckerman is in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

Sect. I Research Issues 1
Ch. 1 Conceptual and Methodological Issues in the Study of Ethnic Minority Children and Adolescents 3
Ch. 2 Equivalence and Conceptually Anchored Research with Children of Color 25
Ch. 3 Developmental and Cultural Context Considerations for Research on African American Adolescents 53
Ch. 4 Cultural Context of Children's Development 73
Sect. II Health Care Issues 93
Ch. 5 Children in Crisis: The Mental Health Status of Immigrant and Migrant Hispanic Children 95
Ch. 6 Health Behaviors of Mexican American Families: Myths and Realities 121
Ch. 7 Health Issues of Immigrant Children of Color 141
Ch. 8 Children of Immigrants: Is Americanization Hazardous to Infant Health? 159
Sect. III Public Policy Issues 185
Ch. 9 United States Immigration Policy and Chinese Children and Families 187
Ch. 10 Diverse Children of Color: Research and Policy Implications 205
Ch. 11 Theory and Research with Children of Color: Implications for Social Policy 219
Ch. 12 Ethnic Minority Families and the Majority Educational System: African American, Chinese American, Hispanic American, and Native American Families 257
Author Index 281
Subject Index 291
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