Strengthening the Family Implications for International Development

Overview
  • Edited Marian F. Zeitlin, Ratna Megawangi, Ellen M. Kramer, Nancy D. Colletta, E.D. Babatunde and David Garman

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    PUBLICATION DATA:
    ISBN-10: 92-808-0890-7,
    ISBN-13: 978-92-808-0890-2
    LANGUAGE:
    English
    PAGES:
    272
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University Press
    PUBLISHED:
    August 1995

    This book explores the characteristics of families that strengthen the family unit and promote the development of its individual members. Following upon an earlier research project on the development of children in poverty (published as United Nations University press book in 1990 under the title positive Deviance in Child Nutrition), the resent study examines how family social health improves the well-being of children and how family functioning interacts with national and international development. The authors argue that the smallest unit of analysis for sustainable development is neither the household nor the individual, but rather the family; and they stress that the success of development policies and programmes closely depends on a recognition of this.