Welcome to the SAGE companion site for Marriages and Families in the 21st Century, Third Edition!

In Marriages and Families in the Twenty-First Century: A Bioecological Approach, Tasha R. Howe's unique micro-to-macro perspective invites all learners to take a bird's-eye view of contemporary relationships and family structures within the ever-changing social, cultural, and biological frameworks that encompass them. The illuminating narrative leads students into the future of the field by uniting the latest developmental science with everyday examples that place the individual within the context of family, peers, neighbors, teachers, schools, media, religious institutions, and culture. The Third Edition encourages students to analyze and apply the material with abundant self-reflection exercises, self-assessments, case studies, and critical-thinking questions, providing them with a firm grasp of the research as well as concrete tools to use in their own lives, relationships, and careers.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Tasha Renee Howe for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.


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