Hofferth (U. of Maryland at College Park) and Casper (U. of Southern California) compile 23 chapters that continue work presented in workshops and conferences since 2001 by researchers from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Family and Child Well-Being Network and the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. The volume came out of a conference held in Bethesda, Maryland, in November 2003 on "Measurement Issues in Family Demography," which focused on the importance of family demographic measurement and the improvement of data collection. Scholars, researchers, and policymakers--mainly from American universities and government agencies in diverse fields such as child development, economics, family studies, and sociology--discuss the measurement and models of marriage and cohabitation separation and divorce the measurement of household relationships, including gay and lesbian couples male fertility data and fathering and nonresident fathers.
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Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research.