Are Married Parents Really Better for Children? What ResearchSays about the Effects of Family Structure on Child Well-Being

@inproceedings{2012AreMP,
  title={Are Married Parents Really Better for Children? What ResearchSays about the Effects of Family Structure on Child Well-Being},
  author={},
  year={2012}
}
  • Published 2012
This annotated brief summarizes research on the effects of family structure on child wellbeing, identifying issues that remain to be explored. On average, children who grow up in families with both their biological parents in a low-conflict marriage are better off in several ways than children who grow up in single-, step-, or cohabiting-parent households. Compared to children raised by their married parents, children in other types of families are more likely to achieve lower educational… CONTINUE READING

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