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Theoretical Explanations of Impact: Accounting for Change

Eddie was described in his mother Anna’s journal as a fun-loving, sociable, and curious toddler. She documented his love of peek-a-boo and his mellow nature. He could take his naps almost anywhere and slid into sleep easily each night, not waking until morning. When Eddie was 3 his father, John, was laid off from his job due to corporate downsizing. John had a very good 8-year employment record and skills and began searching for a new job immediately and hopefully. Two years later the picture was quite different. John had been able to find only sporadic employment and had begun hanging out regularly at the neighborhood bar with other unemployed former coworkers. He would come ...

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