Comparison of Role Demands, Relationships, and Child Functioning in Single-Mother, Single-Father, and Intact Families

  title={Comparison of Role Demands, Relationships, and Child Functioning in Single-Mother, Single-Father, and Intact Families},
  author={Jeanne M. Hilton and St{\'e}phan Desrochers and Esther L. Devall},
  journal={Journal of Divorce \& Remarriage},
  pages={29 - 56}
Abstract Numerous studies have examined the impact of divorce on parents and children, but most of these studies have been restricted to single-mother families. This study compared differences in role demands, relationships, and child functioning using the responses of parents and children in 30 single-mother, 30 single-father, and 30 intact families. Single fathers had better resources than single mothers, more positive parenting than married fathers, and relied more on friends than the… 

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