Family Structure Transitions and Child Development: Instability, Selection, and Population Heterogeneity.

@article{Lee2015FamilyST,
  title={Family Structure Transitions and Child Development: Instability, Selection, and Population Heterogeneity.},
  author={Dohoon Lee and Sara S. Mclanahan},
  journal={American sociological review},
  year={2015},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={738-763}
}
A growing literature documents the importance of family instability for child wellbeing. In this article, we use longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine the impacts of family instability on children's cognitive and socioemotional development in early and middle childhood. We extend existing research in several ways: (1) by distinguishing between the number and types of family structure changes; (2) by accounting for time-varying as well as time-constant… CONTINUE READING
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