Child abuse and other risks of not living with both parents

@article{Daly1985ChildAA,
  title={Child abuse and other risks of not living with both parents},
  author={M. Daly and Margo I. Wilson},
  journal={Ethology and Sociobiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={6},
  pages={197-210}
}

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