Income, Relationship Quality, and Parenting: Associations with Child Development in Two-Parent Families.

@article{Berger2015IncomeRQ,
  title={Income, Relationship Quality, and Parenting: Associations with Child Development in Two-Parent Families.},
  author={Lawrence M. Berger and Sara S. Mclanahan},
  journal={Journal of marriage and the family},
  year={2015},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={996-1015}
}
Prior research suggests considerable heterogeneity in the advantages of living in a two-parent family. Specifically, children living with married biological parents exhibit more favorable outcomes than children living with cohabiting biological parents and with married and cohabiting stepparents. To explain these differences, researchers have focused almost exclusively on differences in the levels of factors such as income, parental relationship quality, and parenting quality across family… CONTINUE READING