Destinies of the Disadvantaged: Teenage Childbearing and Public Policy
Frank F. Furstenberg, Ph.D.
Zellerbach Family Professor of Sociology and Research associate in the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania
His interest in the American family began at Columbia University where he received his Ph.D. in 1967. Professor Furstenberg’s recent book is On the Frontiers of Adulthood: Theory, Research, and Public Policy, edited with Richard A. Settersten, Jr., and Rubén G. Rumbaut (2005). 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 wellbeing, urban education and the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Professor Furstenberg is current Chair of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on the Transition to Adulthood. He received the Society for Research on Adolescence John P. Hill Memorial Award in 2004.