This volume contains a diverse set of chapters that offer a good balance of quantitative and qualitative methodologies; focus on children, youth, or both children and youth; and come from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Two prominent themes of the volume are adolescents' transition to adulthood and children's time-use issues. Several chapters address each of these issues, including one examining children's labor in Senegal. Two ethnographic studies are included: one analyzes student-teacher interaction in an urban high-school math class, while the other examines friendship development and maintenance of early elementary-aged African American girls. The volume also includes a policy analysis of medical insurance provision for low income children, and a response to an earlier chapter on children's rights that appeared in Volume 8.
Introduction. COMMENT ON FINE, ESPELAND, AND ROJIEK'S "YOUNG CITIZENS: THE POSITION OF CHILDREN IN COMMUNITARIAN THEORY". GENDER, RACE, CLASS, AND THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE. NEIGHBORHOODS AND INEQUALITY: THE POSSIBILITIES FOR SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD. RACE/ETHNICITY, GENDER, AND ADOLESCENTS' OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATIONS: AN EXAMINATION OF FAMILY CONTEXT. CHILD HEALTH, SOCIAL POLICY AND THE NEW CHIP PROGRAM. CHILDREN AND HOUSEWORK: SOME UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. CHILD LABOR AND HOUSEHOLD SURVIVAL STRATEGIES IN WEST AFRICA. JUST PLAY? A FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING CHILDREN'S TIME USE. IN GIRLS, OUT GIRLS, AND ALWAYS BLACK: AFRICAN-AMERICAN GIRLS' FRIENDSHIPS. COUNTERFEIT CLASSROOMS: SCHOOL LIFE OF INNER-CITY CHILDREN. Table of Contents. About the Authors.