Child abuse and other risks of not living with both parents

  title={Child abuse and other risks of not living with both parents},
  author={M. Daly and Margo I. Wilson},
  journal={Ethology and Sociobiology},

Parent-Daughter Relationships in Abusive Families as Perceived by Adult Female Survivors of Childhood Abuse

The numbers of children who suffer childhood abuse are in the millions. A great percentage of this childhood abuse occurs within the family of origin and takes place within the child's own home.

Physical Abuse of Children by Stepfathers in Colombia

Investigating whether, and why, fathers in a Colombian sample physically abused their stepchildren more than their genetic children found that several indicators of adversity-including parental youth and experience of abuse, fathers' chronic stress, and mothers' poor communication with the child-were associated with both abuse and stepparenthood.

Mothers, Men, and Child Protective Services Involvement

Findings withstood the inclusion of detailed controls for the mother's characteristics and behaviors and (in two-parent families) her partner's characteristic and behaviors, suggesting that they are not fully explained by observable social selection factors.

Child abuse in blended households: reports from runaway and homeless youth.

Children fathered by previous partners: a risk factor for violence against women.

Although the data did not demonstrate conclusively that women who had children from previous unions were assaulted especially often, they showed that men were significantly more likely to have assaulted the children as well as the women.

Are Father Surrogates a Risk Factor for Child Maltreatment?

Children who had a father surrogate living in the home were twice as likely to be reported for maltreatment after his entry into the home than those with either a biological father or no father figure in theHome.

Family Structure and Child Abuse

Knowledge of the characteristics of family structure may be helpful to the pediatrician for predicting child abuse. During the past several decades progressive shifts from the classic family unit of

Household composition and risk of fatal child maltreatment.

Children living in households with 1 or more male adults that are not related to them are at increased risk for maltreatment injury death, and this risk is not elevated for children living with a single parent, as long as no other adults live in the home.



Household composition and the risk of child abuse and neglect.

Summary The incidence of child abuse and neglect resulting in validated case reports to the American Humane Association in 1976 was determined in relation to household composition, family income and

Child Abuse in Stepfamilies

There is an often repeated presumption that children are at increased risk of abuse at the hands of stepparents. This paper tries to initiate a more formal examination of the evidence and theory

The Family Context of Delinquency

This paper examines the relationship between broken homes and delinquency among two samples of U.S. children interviewed in 1967 and 1972. When family context is operationalized as a simple dichotomy

The Stepparent Role

Borrowing both conceptual framework and methodological suggestions from Nye's study of emerging roles, this article explores three different aspects of parental roles in reconstituted families: (1)

An empirical comparison of natural-father and stepfather family systems.

It was concluded that the differences between the family systems in terms of their interpersonal relations and perceptions affect the entire stepparent family system and its ability to function adequately.

The Reconstituted Family: A Study of Remarried Couples and Their Children

This study of remarried men and women who have children from previous marriages arose out of personal interest and experience. Not every facet can be covered in any one study. I have tried to deal

Working with stepfamilies: principles of practice

Harriette C. Johnson, Ph.D., is Assis tant Professor, School of Social Work, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. An earlier version of this article was presented at a conference entitled

Child abuse and neglect: the myth of classlessness.

  • L. H. Pelton
  • Psychology
    The American journal of orthopsychiatry
  • 1978
This paper argues that this belief that the problems of child abuse and neglect are broadly distributed throughout society are not supported by the evidence, and that its perpetuation serves to divert attention from the nature of the problems.