• Roudi Nazarinia Roy
  • Walter R. Schumm
  • Sonya L. Britt


In this chapter, we evaluate the diversity that exists in family support received during the transition to parenthood and in the experiences of new mothers and fathers. Although the majority of the literature on the transition to parenthood has focused on White middle-class couples we identify differences in the experiences of diverse populations. Although historically the literature on minority populations has had a problem-focused perspective, this viewpoint is changing. With the addition of literature on more diverse family populations we hope a greater understanding of how the transition to parenthood affects all families will develop.


Family Support White Counterpart Gender Role Attitude Household Labor African American Family 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roudi Nazarinia Roy
    • 1
  • Walter R. Schumm
    • 2
  • Sonya L. Britt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Family and Consumer SciencesCalifornia State University, Long BeachLong BeachUSA
  2. 2.School of Family Studies and Human ServicesKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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