chapter  24
Structural Models: The Continuing Search for Causes
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We realize that this chapter is in some ways repetitive and not so explicit as the reader might like it to be. At the same time, we feel that refocusing on the objective of identifying causes of development and leaving the reader with a set of uncompleted tasks and questions might be a good reflection of where we find ourselves in developmental research methodology at present. We hope, however, that our presentation is rich enough to whet the reader's appetite for more; and more can be found, largely in economics and sociology (for example, Duncan, 1975; Goldberger & Duncan, 1973), but also, more recently, in the psychological literature (Joreskog, in press; Rogosa, in press).