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Impact of Family Breakdown on Children’s Well-Being: evidence review. DSCF Research Report No. DCSF-RR113

  title={Impact of Family Breakdown on Children’s Well-Being: evidence review. DSCF Research Report No. DCSF-RR113},
  author={Ann Mooney and Christine Oliver and Marjorie Smith},
The views expressed in this report are the authors' and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department for Children, Schools and Families. Acknowledgements We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Department for Children, Schools and Families for this study, although the views expressed in this report are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Department for Children, Schools and Families. This study was carried out as part of the Thomas Coram Research Unit's… 
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