Prof. Dr. Maja Dekovic is full Professor at the Department of Child and Adolescent Studies of the Utrecht University. She received a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology. Dr. Dekovic is the author of several books on child rearing and child development and co-author of many articles that have appeared in leading professional international journals such as Developmental Psychology, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Counseling and Clinical Psychology and International Journal of Behavioral Development.2006 0-7734-6092-6
This volume reports the results of several empirical studies on indigenous and non-indigenous Dutch families conducted in the late nineties by leading Dutch experts on child rearing. The non-indigenous groups were chosen to represent the three major types of immigration to Holland: voluntary labor migrants (Turks, Moroccans and Chinese), colonial migrants (Surinamese Creoles) and refugees (Somalis). The studies were conceived in response to a government initiative to obtain information regarding “normal family life” in contemporary Dutch society. Their goal was to facilitate prevention and intervention in the field of child welfare and parental support.