The field of family studies draws from many academic and applied disciplines -- from sociology to social work, economics to family therapy. Keeping up with the literature published in this field would require more reading-time than anyone could possibly have. Family Studies Review Yearbooks are designed to help the researcher and professional keep up-to-date -- not only in their own areas of expertise, but in the general family studies field. Each Yearbook collects the most important recent articles in this field and combines them in one volume, thus simplifying the task of searching through the voluminous literature each year. Extensive introductory material by the editors on the thematic areas chosen further increases the utility of this book, not only as a handy source of reference for the professional, but also as an excellent teaching tool. 'The value of the book is that it has been assembled by knowledgeable persons, and from a variety of areas affecting family life. So here is a compilation of current articles that will alert readers to the numerous ramifications of the family' - Family Relations, October 1983 (of Volume 1)Olson, David H. is the author of 'Family Studies Review Yearbook', published 1984 under ISBN 9780803921856 and ISBN 0803921853.