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ISBN 92-808-0890-7
1995, 272 pages
US$35, paper
Strengthening the Family
Implications for International Development
Edited by Marian F. Zeitlin, Ratna Megawangi, Ellen M. Kramer, Nancy D. Colletta, E.D. Babatunde, and David Garman

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.

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